A simple book about making mistakes [in art], but not letting them get in the way of creative process.
Or, in the words of Bob Ross, "There are no mistakes, only happy accidents."
ANARCHY FOR US ALL.
(Okay but seriously there is some very good life advice in here.)
Hands down my favorite children's illustrated book of 2017 and easily in my all-time top 10.
A beautifully written story on friendship, grief, loss, and healing with a generous helping of mystery and suspense thrown into the mix. Every character and environment is poppin'-off-the-page real, to the point where I could almost feel the muggy Georgia summer, even though it was 25* out and my hands were frozen numb from holding the book. (I couldn't put it down after I picked it back up.)
It's a rare thing indeed when both child and adult alike can enjoy an illustrated book over and over again.
This is one of those books.