It's OK to Make Mistakes

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Pub Date 01 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 05 Jul 2021

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What happens when we make a mistake? As Little Brown Bear knows, making a mistake isn’t something to be ashamed of, it’s something to celebrate, because mistakes show that we are learning and growing.  Unlock the power of self-belief with these universal words of wisdom, from popular instagram artist AnneliesDraws. 

Simple, poignant messages about being brave and trying your best are illustrated with AnneliesDraws’ adorable, on-trend vintage-style artwork. The inspirational words remind young ones and the young at heart important truths about always learning, growing, and feeling confident in our own abilities.

·      Sweetly illustrated messages about perseverance and resilience.

·      Vintage-style artworks with inspirational messages make this a gorgeous gift.

·      Expresses key truths about self-esteem and emotional intelligence.

Little Brown Bear tries new things, keeps going even when he finds a puzzle tricky and always knows that mistakes are great – because they are how you learn. We can all be more like Little Brown Bear!

What happens when we make a mistake? As Little Brown Bear knows, making a mistake isn’t something to be ashamed of, it’s something to celebrate, because mistakes show that we are learning and...

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Thank you for the opportunity to review this young reader's fiction. I am excited to say that this is a cute and straightforward book. I think the cover is really cute and appealing. The content / message is easy to convey. I think this would be a great read aloud to young ones, especially in a classroom or guidance setting.

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Little brown bear learns that it's OK to make mistakes because that's a part of learning. He also learns that he is brave when he/she tries something new, and learns to feel good about himself no matter that he/she is not perfect. Excellent book with nice, simple illustrations!
I requested and received a free temporary ebook from Quarto Publishing Group – Wide Eyed Editions via NetGalley. Thank you!

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“Because making mistakes is the first step towards getting really good at something.” I love this quote! This is an excellent book to help kids learn that it’s okay (and normal!) to make mistakes. Use the mistakes to grow and get better.

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I have always drummed it in to my daughter that it doesn't matter how good or bad she is at anything, it's the trying that matters - and this book is the perfect book for her to realise this!
Cute eye-catching illustrations too - great book

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A super adorable story filled with cute vintage style artwork. The book is the perfect short read and has a wonderful message about making mistakes and being okay!

*Thanks Netgalley and Wide Eyed Editions for sending me an arc in exchange for an honest review*

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What does it mean to be brave? Young listeners will learn that being brave doesn’t mean not being afraid. It means trying despite this and accepting that mistakes are an important part of life. Children find that it is more than okay to learn from what goes wrong. This is how we grow. The lesson is brought home through the adorable animal characters who try things out in these pages.

The message of this sweetly illustrated book is a good one for adults as well! So…enjoy this title with a young person in your life.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher. All opinions are my own.

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An adorable book about making mistakes and trying new things for young kids. I loved the emphasis on trying new things (activities, experiences, food, etc.) though they may be scary at first and we may not be good at them right away. I loved the woodland critter illustrations.

Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing this ARC.

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"He knows that even if he's slow, he's faster than everyone who isn't running."

This book was adorable and inspiring. This book teaches us that it's important to make mistakes and to try rather than wining or being perfect. The illustrations were very adorable as well. This book would be very important to kids. Would definitely recommend!

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As the description has it, mistakes give us the power to learn and grow, and as long as we're doing that we're on a winning path. All it takes is a cautious sense of adventure and a willingness to try even if you may fail. I commend this as a worthy read.

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This book is just chock full of the best messages for kids. It really gets you into the growth mindset! No one is perfect the first time they do something and in order to get better you have to try. The illustrations are so vivid and colorful that even littles who are non-readers will enjoy! Terrific book!!

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My children enjoyed this book. I read it to my 4 year old and my 3 year old. It was the right size with great art work to keep their attention. It was nice to start teaching them that perfection is not realistic. It’s ok to make mistakes, and you even learn from your experiences!

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AnneliesDraws’ It’s OK to Make Mistakes is a cute and simple book with lovely vintage artwork and enduring and inspiring messages.

At first, Little Brown Bear does not want to try new things because he is afraid of making mistakes. However, with self-confidence and some help from his friends, he soon learns that making mistakes is not something to be afraid or ashamed of. Making mistakes should be celebrated because it shows that we are learning and growing.

This is such a simple but inspiring story! The book is perfect for all ages because developing self-confidence as well as learning and growing from your mistakes will always be a part of every stage of life. I love the sweet and timeless messages about trying your best and stepping out of your comfort zone.

I really like that the book never made me feel like I was being preached to. I also appreciate that the writing isn’t saccharine or trite. The writing is definitely child-friendly and perfect for very young readers. The short and easy-to-read sentences as well as the use of everyday situations like colouring and baking cookies are very approachable. The book gently encourages you to believe in yourself and try out new things while accepting that making mistakes is normal.

I adore the lovely full-colour and full-page vintage illustrations! The cute little animals have such friendly and happy faces. The soft colours and fun backgrounds will definitely appeal to young readers.

It’s OK to Make Mistakes is a lovely and approachable picture book for young readers. The messages are perfect for all ages. I am excited to check out more of AnneliesDraws’ work!

🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 🐻 little bears out of 5!

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I received an electronic ARC from Quarto Publishing Group – Wide Eyed Editions through NetGalley.
A terrific book for toddlers and preschoolers that emphasizes grit and perseverance. Everyone makes mistakes and that's okay. Delightful illustrations and friendly animal characters make readers feel welcome and supported. AnneliesDraws shares the right level of information to encourage readers of this age without overwhelming them.

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I absolutely loved "It's ok to make mistakes" by AnneliesDraws. I enjoyed sharing it with my 5 year old daughter. She gets frustrated when she can't make something perfect and the enjoyable and subtle approach this book offers is perfect. I think it is especially good for children to learn and the approachable illustrations really afford a simple look for them as they grow and understand things in their world. I will be using this book in my classroom curriculum for my 5th graders as well.

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Little Bear learns a very valuable life lesson in this sweet book. He discovers that it's ok to make a mistake! Mistakes should not make us feel bad as they give us opportunities to learn and grow even more. They are to be celebrated! Everyone makes them and it's nice to learn early on that it's just fine if one... two... or a hundred happen!

The inspirational words are truthisms for both the young and the old too. Somehow kids are often taught that making a bad choice, a wrong decision or a failed attempt at something is shameful. This author unlocks the power of self-belief and empowers kids to keep on trying, never get discouraged just go ahead and give it one more go. The book highlights messages about perseverance and resilience. It expresses key truths about self-esteem and emotional intelligence. The author imparts wisdom on the subject and sets us free to happily move on knowing a mistake is not the end of the world but can open up a whole new world for us to explore. I love the positive message and I highly recommend this book.

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Super cute story about not giving up. Very quick read so keeps their attention and the illustrations are cute. They kind of look like a felt animal book.

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