A Whale of a Mistake By Ioana Hobai

Back of Book:
When you make a mistake―a big mistake, a HUGE mistake―it can weigh you down or even swallow you whole! As one kid finds herself swept away by her whale of a mistake, she takes readers along on a journey of emotions. When the girl pauses to stare at the night sky, she realizes something important: there are as many mistakes in the world as stars in the sky, and maybe she can handle it after all. As the seemingly huge whale begins to shrink, the girl embraces her mistake and finds her way back to solid ground.
Through clever wordplay and atmospheric art, this fantastical story shows that with a little time, perspective, and reflection, you can learn and move on from mistakes, no matter the size.
My Review:
I received a copy of this picture book from Page Street Kinds in exchange for an honest review.
Growth Mindset is one of the most important things that I teach my students. We focus on the idea that making mistakes is not a bad concept, but a way to grow. When I read A Whale of A Mistake by Ioana Hobai I was thrilled about the important message weaved within the pages. Sometimes students need a reminder that it is okay if they need extra practice on a concept. Ioana takes figurative language and weaves it within the story in a strong way. The illustrations are full of depth and draw readers into the text. My students could really relate to the concept of this story. I highly recommend for all elementary and class libraries.
Ages 5 and up
32 Pages

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