“The Book of Mistakes” by Corinna Luyken

“The Book of Mistakes” by Corinna Luyken is a story that teaches children not to fear making mistakes for mistakes create opportunity for inspiration.

Book Title: The Book of Mistakes

Author/Illustrator: Corinna Luyken

Central Topic/Theme: art, making mistakes


The drawing started with a mistake, but a beautiful work was completed at the end.

Questions to ask

  1. What were the “mistakes” mentioned in the story?
  2. What do you do when you make mistakes? Do you stop or give up what you’re doing?
  3. What is good about “mistakes”?

Extension activities

  • Draw or paint a picture or an image.
  • Create an “eyeglass” craft.
  • Try skating at the park or play a balloon.

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