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The girl who never made mistakes

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes by Mark Pett and Gary Rubinstein

“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 Mistakes is 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 fun too!” ―Kids Book Blog

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