Regina's Big Mistake

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Overview

When asked to draw a rain forest during art class, Regina is afraid of trying and failing, a feeling recognizable to all school-aged children.

When told to draw a jungle in art class, Regina experiences feelings of failure and creative insecurity, but manages to create a beautiful picture that's all her own.

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Overview

When asked to draw a rain forest during art class, Regina is afraid of trying and failing, a feeling recognizable to all school-aged children.

When told to draw a jungle in art class, Regina experiences feelings of failure and creative insecurity, but manages to create a beautiful picture that's all her own.

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"Moss's crayon cartoons are exactly what is needed to depict the artistic endeavors of very young children. Simple lines adn primary colors... m imic the styles of most six-year-olds." School Library Journal
School Library Journal
Gr 1-2-- Regina's problem in art class is a common one. Given a blank paper and crayons, the class is instructed to create a jungle scene, but no ideas come to her. She sneaks peeks at her neighbors' work (much to their indignation) and then makes a tentative start, borrowing from their ideas. Suddenly she is brainstorming easily and her drawing expands beautifully. Until . . . her crayon slips as she draws the sun, giving it a crescent shape. Her creativity is still working, however. She turns the sun into a moon, adds stars and a blue background , thus transforming her picture into a night scene. Moss's crayon cartoons are exactly what is needed to depict the artistic endeavors of very young children. Simple lines and primary colors, all with the look of nothing more sophisticated than crayons straight from the box, mimic the styles of most six-year-olds. Illustrations and text combine for a pleasing effect, giving the reassurance that borrowed ideas can lead to something truly original. --Ruth Semrau, Lovejoy School, Allen, TX
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780395700938
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/28/1995
  • Edition description: None
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 361,391
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.75 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.13 (d)

Meet the Author

MARISSA MOSS is best known for her handwritten illustrated journals, including the enormously popular Amelia series. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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  • Posted November 20, 2011

    This is a wonderful book!

    This book is so wonderful because it helps explain that children should not crumple every piece of paper with a small mistake, and to keep working until the "mistake" is incorporated into the scene. If children keep working, the picture may turn out beautifully. Keep trying! This is also good as a "green" lesson because it helps children understand paper should be conserved.

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