The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

Book - 2011
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Beatrice is so well-known for never making a mistake that she is greeted each morning by fans and reporters, but a near-error on the day of the school talent show could change everything.
Publisher: Naperville, Ill. :, Sourcebooks Jabberwocky,, [2011]
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9781402255441
Branch Call Number: je Pett
Additional Contributors: Rubinstein, Gary,


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Aug 19, 2014

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Jan 02, 2021

Great message.
We are trying new things and do the best and never give up. Nice to add this message to encourage kids. It is OK to make mistakes.

VaughanPLDianeB Oct 19, 2019

A great story for illustrating that it's ok to make mistakes! Also, how you handle your mistakes is important too! Poor Beatrice seems to be living a ho hum life without errors. Then, one night, she publicly makes a mistake, but takes it in stride. It finally frees her to be herself and she starts to enjoy the imperfections.

SPL_Kids 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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