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The Best Mistake Ever! and Other Stories

3.99 of 5 stars 3.99  ·  rating details  ·  275 ratings  ·  22 reviews
Illus. in full color. In this storybook, Scarry presents three humorous tales about happily resolved misunderstandings in the busy world of Lowly Worm and Huckle Cat. ...more
Paperback, 48 pages
Published October 12th 1984 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 1982)
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Mr. John
Huckle wanted to do something nice for his mom, and be helpful. But, like a lot of kids, he was making more of a mess by helping her. His mom sends him to the store to by some groceries, but Huckle forgets his list.

It is so funny when Huckle hooks up with his friend Lowly, and they get all of the food mixed up. But, in the end it's coincidental how a mistake can be turned from negative to positive.

A Visit to Mr. Fix It:

Huckle buys his mom a Cuckoo - Clock for Mother's day. I enjoy the twist in
Little Kid Reaction: My kids loved the stories in this book. Even my 2-year old enjoyed it, although, I had to paraphrase near the end due to dwindling attention span issues! My 6-year-old is to the point where he can read this to his brothers, and my 4 year old loves to listen to it. Sometimes we read 1 story, sometimes 2, and sometimes all 3. There are 10-15 words per page, and they are simple and somewhat repetitive, with some longer words like "wonderful," "presents," and "whispered."

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Sara Bland
These are cute, short stories with nice illustrations. The style of having three little stories in one book is kind of fun and attractive, but the stories are almost too short to carry much of an impression. Each short story is about this cat who keeps getting himself into a little big of trouble and he always ends up getting himself out of it. This would be a good book for younger children who have a short attention span.
Rosa Cline
This "I Can Read It All By Myself Beginner Book" is actually three smaller stories in one. All three stories something happens that makes Huckle Cat think is 'bad' but the mistake turns around to be 'good'. Good 'friend' stories Huckle's best friend Lowly helps him in each story. If you like Huckle Cat stories you'll enjoy these.
There is something about Richard Scarry's illustrations, I have loved them all my life!! This is not the right version listed here, ours is a book club version, not a #3Level reader, but you get the idea.
This was a delightful read for all of my children (9 and under). They had some good chuckles.
the friends part was so awesome. and the other stores to
Sayaka Kiko
Time: 10 minutes
7 words: cat errand mistake clock present suprise-party best-friend
1・ Have you ever ran on errands?
…… Yes,I have. When I was a elementary school student, I bought bread by myself.
2・ Do you have best friends?
……Yes, I met her when I was a kindergarten student.

This story is very funy, and there are a lot of good pictures.
I could enjoy reading this book.
Kathryn Alice
This is pretty much our favorite bed-time story. Why? It is SO upbeat, innocent and sweet. It gives the message that even a mistake can turn out to be a good thing, which I adore. Our copy is well-worn :-)

I recommend any of the Richard Scarry Busytown books. We got them in light-weight paperback, so they've been around the world with us a few times now.
Very nice entry into the world of short chapter stories by Richard Scarry. We've read the first story wherein huckleberry the cat and lowly botch the grocery list (potato chips instead of mommy's potatoes, ice cream instead of cream, apple pie instead of apples, etc).
Belise Michel
This book is about relationships with friends and family members. It helps build up vocabulary by relatable experiences in life. It also helps children to understand the value in each lesson.
May 24, 2009 Cheryl added it
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Wren loves this book. We read it at least once a day lately. Luckily I still kind of like Lowly worm. Gotta hand it to a hand-less critter who drives an apple car.
Great illustrations and nice "lessons" make this fun read educational as well as adorable! The little stories can be read all at once or in several sittings.
This book has several stories. Huckle Cat helps with the grocery shopping, visits the fix-it-shop, and learns about being best friends.
The book is very easy. I learn that you have to be careful with your work: pay attention to your parents and not to mess up.
Dean graham
It was about Huckle cat Lowly worm going shopping for Huckle's mother. I liked it because I could read it and it was funny.
Nov 03, 2008 Yarb rated it 3 of 5 stars
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The incomparable Huckle Cat and his nematode sidekick apply their trademark hapless humour to three workaday scenarios.
Gabriel Dubransky
This is a little bit better than Recess Mess!
Three very funny stories for starting readers.
Amy Mccarty
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