A lovable little monster learns that making mistakes isn't bad in this powerful SEL picture book
Showing young readers it's okay to be imperfect fosters self-love and self-empowerment.
With a precious non-gendered monster, Bink, as the protagonist, Do aimed to create a character that all children can relate to. As a Chinese girl growing up in the U.S. in the 1970s, the children's books that Do read featured white kids, and even at that age, it impressed upon her that she didn't look like any of the characters.
In Do's story, Bink feels like they're not good or smart enough every time they make a mistake or struggle to do something. Then Bink learns that making mistakes or not knowing something isn't bad or wrong; having uh-oh's is like getting a present because it's an opportunity to learn something new and, most importantly, ask why. By staying curious, Bink builds self-confidence and learns another valuable lesson: to treat themself and others with greater compassion.
It's Okay Not to Know is a great opportunity for families and educators of young children to open up a social emotional learning dialogue about being kind to yourself, understanding that failing doesn't mean you're a failure, and that mistakes are opportunities to learn and grow. Do's debut children's book is available now through the book's website and Amazon.
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