A Perfectly Messed-Up Story


Little Louie is trying to tell a story. Everything is going just fine until…YIKES! A blob of jelly plops on to the page! AUGH! Is that peanut butter? HEY, WAIT! Did somebody draw in this book? That’s it! Little Louie is giving up. What’s the point of telling his tale if he can’t tell it perfectly? That’s when Louie realizes that when he sits down and takes a deep breath, everything really is just fine, and his story is a great one–imperfections and all.

In this interactive and engaging read-aloud, Caldecott Honor artist Patrick McDonnell brilliantly blends hilarity and heart and teaches a lesson about enjoying life as it comes, even when things get perfectly messed-up.

Additional information

Weight .9 lbs
Dimensions 8.4 × 9.7 × .5 in