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Perfect by Max Amato

This book has been a lot of fun to read to classes this fall! When the eraser states that everything is perfect and clean and that’s how it’s going to stay, the pencil has other ideas! It draws squiggles, giant pencils, and even a forest. The eraser struggles to return the pages to their original pristine condition. Then it realizes things don’t have to be perfect, and maybe it’s even more fun that way!

In each class that I’ve read this book to so far, I’ve asked the students what lesson they can learn and the answers have been very similar: “It’s ok to not be perfect,” “No one is perfect,” and “You should’t get worried if things aren’t perfect.” Exactly the message I was hoping they’d hear- now if they can just remember it all year!

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