About the Book-Penelope Perfect: A Tale of Perfectionism Gone Wild by Shannon Anderson
“I’d never been late for anything. I just knew this would be a bad day.” When Penelope oversleeps, her daily routine gets thrown for a loop. From wearing mismatched socks to receiving her first-ever “B,” will “Penelope Perfect” survive this imperfect day?
This encouraging story told in cheerful rhyme will speak to kids who deal with perfectionism or other forms of anxiety. The book concludes with tips and information to help parents, teachers, counselors, and other adults foster dialogue with children about overcoming perfectionism and coping when things don’t go according to plan.
What this book teaches-Growth Mindset
My review of the book:
Penelope has a lot of anxiety because she needs everything to be perfect. If you are reading this review, the book A Girl Who Never Makes Mistakes is a helpful connection. Children put a lot of pressure on themselves to be perfect which is detrimental and hurtful. The new buzz word “growth mindset”, being able to take a situation and think of it in a different light, is used in this story.
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