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Richard Scarry's The Best Mistake Ever! (1984)

by Richard Scarry

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Little Kid Reaction: My kids loved the stories in this book. Even my 2-year old enjoyed it, although, I had to paraphrase near the end due to dwindling attention span issues! My 6-year-old is to the point where he can read this to his brothers, and my 4 year old loves to listen to it. Sometimes we read 1 story, sometimes 2, and sometimes all 3. There are 10-15 words per page, and they are simple and somewhat repetitive, with some longer words like "wonderful," "presents," and "whispered."

Big Kid Reaction: I liked this book because it was interesting and challenging without being too challenging. It also touched on themes of friendship and citizenship. The pictures are classic Richard Scarry, which makes them fun and action-packed.

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  TheReadingTub | Mar 27, 2012 |
The Best Mistake Ever is a story about Huckle cat and his mother. Mother Cat wanted to clean the house so she sent Huckle cat to the store because he was so anxious to help but he did everything wrong in the house and the only way for Mother cat to get the house clean was to get rid of him. She sent him to the store with a list to get groceries. Huckle cat forgot the list and could not remember what his mother needed so his friend worm decided to help him shop. They shopped for everything good enough to have a party. When they got back to the house Mother cat told Huckle those are all party foods and not what she wanted but just then Aunty Rose and her daughter came to the house and Huckles mistake turned out for the better. Mother Cat was no longer mad at him.

This book can be used in 1st or 2nd grade
• This book could teach lessons about how to help out around the house
• Encouragement book: let children know that mistakes happen and it is okay to make mistakes
• Students can do a writing assignment about some mistakes they made and were sad about it and how did they learn from their mistake
  VicVali | Oct 17, 2011 |
This book is some of the adventures of Huckle and Worm. They make mistakes will all the errands they are supposed to run. Huckle goes to the grocery store but then forgets the grocery list he was given. One of the stories involves a cuckoo-cuckoo clock. But in the end all their mistakes work out and everyone is happy.
  kefoley | Nov 10, 2009 |
The incomparable Huckle Cat and his nematode sidekick apply their trademark hapless humour to three workaday scenarios. ( )
  yarb | Dec 21, 2007 |
This book is a collection of three stories featuring Huckle Cat and his best friend, Lowly Worm. The first story is about how Lowly helps Huckle get the wrong items at the store, but it ends up being perfect. The second is about Mr. Fixit mixing up the ringers on a bike and a coo coo clock, and the third is about Lowly holding Huckle a surprize party. ( )
  t1bclasslibrary | Nov 5, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0394868161, Paperback)

Illus. in full color. In this storybook, Scarry presents three humorous tales about happily resolved misunderstandings in the busy world of Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat.  

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Three stories about Lowly Worm and his friends include "The Best Mistake Ever," "A Visit to Mr. Fixit," and "Best Friends."

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