The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

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"Beatrice offers a lesson we could all benefit from: learn from your mistakes, let go, laugh, and enjoy the ride." --JENNIFER FOSBERRY, New York Times bestselling author of My Name Is Not Isabella

Being perfect is overrated.

Beatrice Bottomwell has NEVER (not once!) made a mistake. She never forgets her math homework, she never wears mismatched socks, and she ALWAYS wins the yearly talent show at school. In fact, the entire town calls her The Girl Who Never Makes Mistakes!

One day, the inevitable happens: Beatrice makes a huge mistake in front of everyone!

But in the end, readers (and perfectionists) will realize that life is more fun when you enjoy everything--even the mistakes.

Additional praise for The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes:
"This funny and heartfelt book conveys a powerful message about how putting too much pressure on yourself to be perfect can suck the joy out of everything. Beatrice's discovery that you can laugh off even a very public mistake shows the importance of resiliency and helps perfectionist kids keep things in perspective. Most importantly, Beatrice reminds the reader that it's more important to enjoy the things that you do than worry about doing them perfectly." --A Mighty Girl
"The Girl Who Never Made Mistakesis a must-read for any young (or old!) perfectionist. Beatrice Bottomwell is perfectly imperfect!" --Stephanie Oppenheim, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
"It's fun and instructive without feeling overly didactic and the illustrations are darling." --Parenting
"This book will help little perfectionists see that making mistakes is okay, and it can be a lot of funtoo!" --Kids Book Blog

Publisher: Naperville, Ill. : Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, c2011.
ISBN: 9781402255441
Branch Call Number: Z PET
Characteristics: [32] p. : col. ill.
Additional Contributors: Rubinstein, Gary

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SPL_Childrens Jan 07, 2013

Beatrice Bottomwell never made mistakes.

She never forgot to make her bed, feed her pet hamster, do her homework or make her lunch (always using exactly the same amount of peanut butter and jelly). She never forgot to use her manners. Her socks always matched, and she never fell off her bicycle.

Not only was Beatrice mistake-free, but she had also won the local talent show three years in a row with her perfect juggling.

In fact, Beatrice was known for her record of perfection. She was called “the Girl Who Never Made Mistakes”.

One day, something unusual happened to Beatrice. She nearly dropped an egg during cooking class. For the rest of the day, Beatrice worried about her almost-mistake. She didn’t want to join her friends while they had fun skating on the frozen pond – in case she fell. She was too worried to join her friends in anything. Later, she couldn’t eat her dinner.

Worse was to come. That evening at the yearly talent show, Beatrice made a mistake – a big mistake - one which caused her water balloon to explode during her juggling act.

As she stood with water dripping down her face, Beatrice didn’t know to react – and neither did the surprised audience. For a few seconds no one moved. Then Beatrice started to giggle. The audience started to giggle. The giggles turned to roars of laughter, and soon everyone was laughing so hard that they could hardly stop.

That night, Beatrice slept better than ever. The next day, she wasn’t afraid to go skating with her friends. She didn’t worry when she made a small mess while making her lunch, and she even wore mismatching socks.

Best of all, Beatrice had fun!

Perfectionists and non-perfectionists, young and older, will enjoy this clever tale which tells us that we can laugh, enjoy life and sometimes, make mistakes.

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