Confidence Featured Picture Book
The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes
by Mark Pett and Gary Rubenstein
Beatrice Bottomwell has NEVER (not once!) made a mistake…
Meet Beatrice Bottomwell: a nine-year-old girl who 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, Beatrice holds the record of perfection in her hometown, where she is known as The Girl Who Never Makes Mistakes. Life for Beatrice is sailing along pretty smoothly until she does the unthinkableshe makes her first mistake. And in a very public way!
When you are done reading, process the book with these or similar questions:
Did you like the book?
What would you think of having fans greet you every morning with questions?
Beatrice ALMOST made a mistake when she almost dropped the eggs. How do you feel when you almost make a mistake? Does it make you more careful the next time?
How do you think Beatrice first felt when she made a mistake on stage? What do you think made her laugh? Laughing at people is not nice but why was it okay that the audience laughed? (with her not at her)
Why was it good that Beatrice made a mistake? What did she learn?
Do you know anyone who never makes mistakes? Since we all make mistakes it’s important to learn from them.
Why do you think Beatrice slept well after making her mistake?
Do you think she missed the fans outside of her house in the morning?
Were you ever afraid to do something in case you made a mistake? The next time this happens, will you remember Beatrice and take the risk?