Are you in a hurry to wonder and worry That new things you try won't go right? When they simply don't work, don't go all berserk! Mistakes can grow wings and take flight. Where would we be without big blunders? From Play Doh to penicillin, the Slinky to the Granny Smith apple, some of the best inventions started out as gigantic slip-ups. From exciting new talent Maddy Mara comes a blooper reel with amazing consequences and a reminder to all kids scared of trying something new: even the greatest mistakes can go right. .
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Maddy Mara is the pen name of Australian creative duo Hilary Rogers and Meredith Badger. Hilary and Meredith have been collaborating on children's books for many years. Hilary is an author and former publishing director; Meredith is the author of countless books for kids and young adults and teaches English as a foreign language. Maddy Mara is the melding of their respective daughters' names. ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR: Cheryl Orsini taught herself to draw as a little girl. She grew a little taller, studied Visual Communications at UTS and finally, when she could grow no more, she started illustrating children's books, magazines and decorating a great many peg dolls! Her books include Lucy's Book, Caravan, The Fairy Dancers and Pom Pom, Where Are You?. Her work also regularly appears in magazines and exhibitions. Cheryl created the current exterior design and illustrations for Russ the Story Bus.