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Zach Makes Mistakes

Zach Makes Mistakes

illustrated by Darren McKee

For Zach, a class field trip to the museum is about more than cool exhibits—it’s about learning from mistakes and dealing with embarrassment. First he forgets to wear his field trip shirt, then he forgets the rule about not touching displays. His teacher helps him see that everyone makes mistakes—and how to use them to grow. Using an easy-to-remember tool, the Key to Mistakes, she shows Zach and readers a simple three-step process: Detect (find the reason for the mistake), Correct (fix the mistake if you can), and Reflect (think back about your mistake to find what you can learn from it). A short note is included to help teachers, parents, counselors, and other adults reinforce the book’s messages and practice the skills with their kids.

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ISBN: 978-1-63198-110-4
Reading Level: Grade 3
Interest Level: Ages 5–8
Guided Reading Level: N
Lexile Measure: 580L
Illustrated: color illust.
Trim Size: 8.25" x 8.25"
Page Count: 32
Praise for Zach Makes Mistakes

“Finally, a book that gives people a creative yet concrete strategy for learning from mistakes. Readers of all ages will get something out of this story!”—Julia Cook, M.S., international award-winning children’s author and parenting expert

“I read this aloud with my kids and we laughed at the various pickles Zach finds himself in. I love how this book provides a step-by-step process for dealing with the frustration of making mistakes. As a master of making mistakes, I’m going to use it myself!”—Mark Pett, author and illustrator of The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes

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