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Children's LiteratureJackson is in trouble. Sitting in his room having a time out, he thinks about all the times other people have made mistakes: his mother once made him wear his sister's fluffy bunny hat to school; his father broke the "Monster-Be-Gone Mist" sprayer before he had a chance to secure Jackson's room; a waitress once called Jackson "young lady." What was Jackson's mistake? Near the end of the book we learn that today—the day that Uncle Kevin is marrying Aunt Lola—Jackson drew all over his little sister's face with markers. (His sister loves her new look, by the way.) "Everyone makes mistakes," we are told. The bride and groom are perfectly happy with the way Cammy looks, and the bride has a few tattoos of her own, anyway. The story is told in flashbacks, which may be confusing for younger readers. It is good to see a book with a lesson ("everybody makes mistakes," of course) that does not preach, but could easily lead to a discussion about making good decisions and admitting when you have done something wrong. The lively and amusing illustrations work well with the text. 2005, Dutton Children's Books/Penguin, Ages 3 to 7.