When a clumsy armadillo named Lola knocks over a glass pitcher, she sets off a silly chain of events, encountering chaos wherever she goes—even disrupting the calm of her beloved library! But accidents happen. And in this charming, hilarious debut picture book, Andrea Tsurumi shows that mistakes don’t have to be the end of the world.

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“In her first picture book, cartoonist Tsurumi offers an ingenious and utterly hilarious take on this important moral issue.”
—Publishers Weekly

“…Children will have great fun poring over and savoring the escapades, some of which are depicted small. Besides honing visual-literacy skills, this is a neat vehicle for developing vocabulary, as pertinent themed words (“FIASCO!”; “MAYHEM!”) are wittily incorporated into the comical illustrations as sound effects or speech-balloon dialogue.”

“Tsurumi comically gets to the heart of how children frantically worry about mistakes, and poring over the riotous illustrations is pure joy. This will delight again and again.”
Booklist, starred review

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Accident! (A Book Trailer) from HMH Kids on Vimeo.

Andrea Tsurumi is an illustrator and cartoonist born and raised in New York, with a passion for history, an English BA from Harvard, an MFA from the School of Visual Arts, and clients like the New York Times, The Boston Globe, Penguin, Ballantine, and Bloomsbury. ACCIDENT! is her picture book debut. You can visit her online at www.andreatsurumi.com.

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