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It's Okay to Make Mistakes

It's Okay to Make Mistakes

Book - 2014
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Presents a series of situations in which taking chances and trying new things can lead to good results, even if there are mistakes along the way.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316230537
Branch Call Number: Par
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 x 27 cm


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VaughanPLMallory Dec 07, 2016

Todd Parr tackles the difficult subject of making mistakes in a fun way that proves its not only OK to make them, but its a great way to learn new things! His colourful and simple illustrations make this an excellent read-aloud for young children!

Apr 27, 2016

Everyone could use a little reassurance now and then, and this bright, cheerful picture book is a caring way to share it. Each two page spread begins with a simple statement – “It’s okay to fall down,” or “It’s okay to be shy” – and features one of Todd Parr’s signature colorful scenes, paired with an “uh-oh!” The opposite page gives corresponding guidance, like “You can always get back up” and “Being quiet can make you a good listener.” Use this calm, neutral-to-positive language to talk together about these experiences and characteristics to support your child’s emotional development.

Dec 17, 2014

Another fantastic book by Todd!

SPL_Kids Oct 08, 2014

Told in a gentle, reassuring manner, this picture book will persuade young children that it is okay (and fun) to try new things, even if the results are unexpected and mistakes are made. If we fall down, we can get back up. If we spill some milk, it can be cleaned up, and if we don’t know an answer, we can discover it. No one is perfect and everyone makes mistakes sometimes. There is almost always a bright side – for example, when we get dirty, a bubble bath is lots of fun. Often, we can learn something from our mistakes.

Todd Parr’s popular books feature large, “child-friendly” illustrations in vivid colors set off by heavy black outlines. In this book, the cheerful, cartoon-like illustrations help to provide further reassurance to young children about making mistakes.

Other picture books created by this author – for example, “It’s Okay to be Different, Reading Makes You Feel Good and The Feelings Book – would also help young children gain self-assurance and confidence.


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SPL_Kids Oct 08, 2014

SPL_Kids thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 2 and 6


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