Not being perfect has its virtues in this irresistible child’s-eye view.
Your best friend is kind of a show-off. Your baby sister is loud. And Mom can be pretty stubborn. Not perfect! But sometimes they come pretty close, and you do, too. David Elliott’s winning, tongue-in-cheek text combines with Sam Zuppardi’s fresh, kid-friendly illustrations to show that life may be more about patience than perfection, and that focusing on the positive reaps its own rewards.
|Product dimensions:||9.20(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
David Elliott is an award-winning author of many books for children, including the New York Times best-selling And Here’s to You! as well as On the Farm, In the Wild, and In the Sea, all illustrated by Holly Meade, and On the Wing, illustrated by Becca Stadtlander. He lives in Warner, New Hampshire.
Sam Zuppardi is the author-illustrator of The Nowhere Box and illustrated the middle-grade series The Misadventures of Edgar and Allan Poe by Gordon McAlpine. He lives in York, England.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a fun picture book about a boy who realizes that no one is perfect. He’s sitting in time out. He let his puppy on the bed with him when his mom said no. That’s why he is in time out. He starts off mad, thinking about how everyone else has problems. His sister is too loud. His mom is stubborn. Even his friend is a show off. Can he look past their imperfections? What can he do differently to cheer up? I know my parents are always talking about changing your attitude and your perspective. The little boy in the book offers his own perspective. I give this book 5 stars and recommend it for 5 year olds and up. My brother could definitely use this book. Cameron H., age 7, New Mexico Mensa