Books reminds kids mistakes are OK

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Nicolette BarbasSouth Western Times
Bunbury award-winning author Josh Langley with his latest children's book.
Camera IconBunbury award-winning author Josh Langley with his latest children's book. Credit: Nicolette Barbas

Bunbury author Josh Langley has a new children’s book that is hitting the shelves of book stores and libraries.

Magnificent Mistakes and Fantastic Failures is the third book in Mr Langley’s successful kids series and focuses on helping children build resilience in today’s society.

“Failing is my thing in life and I wanted to show kids that failing is not the end of the world,” Mr Langley said. “Kids these days are so scared of trying something new in case they make a mistake and look silly in front of their friends and I wanted to make them see that mistakes are how we learn and grow.”

When asked what he drew inspiration from for this book, Mr Langley said he wrote it for his eight-year-old self.

“I didn’t have the easiest of upbringings and dealt with a lot of mental health issues and this book is a way of me going back and telling my eight-year-old self that I am good enough,” he said.

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“These books don’t tell a story, they tell kids exactly what they need to know and share some affirmations.

“The amount of kids that have anxiety or depression from a young age is incredible and that’s why I wanted to end this book with a strong message to kids reminding them how important they are.”

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