Beautiful Oops!

by Barney Saltzberg

Workman Publishing Co | September 23, 2010 | Paper over Board

5 out of 5 rating. 2 Reviews
A life lesson that all parents want their children to learn: It''s OK to make a mistake. In fact, hooray for mistakes! A mistake is an adventure in creativity, a portal of discovery. A spill doesn''t ruin a drawing-not when it becomes the shape of a goofy animal. And an accidental tear in your paper? Don''t be upset about it when you can turn it into the roaring mouth of an alligator.

Barney Saltzberg, the effervescent spirit behind Good Egg, offers a one-of-a-kind interactive book that shows young readers how every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. A singular work of imagination, creativity, and paper engineering, Beautiful Oops! is filled with pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, tears, holes, overlays, bends, smudges, and even an accordion "telescope"-each demonstrating the magical transformation from blunder to wonder.

The smudge becomes the face of a bunny, a crumpled ball of paper turns into a lamb''s fleecy coat-celebrate the oops in life.

Format: Paper over Board

Dimensions: 28 Pages, 6.69 × 6.69 × 1.18 in

Published: September 23, 2010

Publisher: Workman Publishing Co

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 076115728X

ISBN - 13: 9780761157281

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Beautiful Oops!

Beautiful Oops!

by Barney Saltzberg

Format: Paper over Board

Dimensions: 28 Pages, 6.69 × 6.69 × 1.18 in

Published: September 23, 2010

Publisher: Workman Publishing Co

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 076115728X

ISBN - 13: 9780761157281

From the Publisher

A life lesson that all parents want their children to learn: It''s OK to make a mistake. In fact, hooray for mistakes! A mistake is an adventure in creativity, a portal of discovery. A spill doesn''t ruin a drawing-not when it becomes the shape of a goofy animal. And an accidental tear in your paper? Don''t be upset about it when you can turn it into the roaring mouth of an alligator.

Barney Saltzberg, the effervescent spirit behind Good Egg, offers a one-of-a-kind interactive book that shows young readers how every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. A singular work of imagination, creativity, and paper engineering, Beautiful Oops! is filled with pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, tears, holes, overlays, bends, smudges, and even an accordion "telescope"-each demonstrating the magical transformation from blunder to wonder.

The smudge becomes the face of a bunny, a crumpled ball of paper turns into a lamb''s fleecy coat-celebrate the oops in life. 

About the Author

Barney Saltzberg is the author of more than 30 books for children, including Beautiful Oops!, Good Egg and the bestselling Touch and Feel Kisses series, with over 800,000 copies in print. Additionally, he''s recorded four albums of songs for children. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two dogs, and a pond full of fish.

Editorial Reviews

A pleasingly tactile exploration of the possibilities inherent in mistakes. "A torn piece of paper... is just the beginning!" Spills, folded paper, drips of paint, smudges and smears-they "all can make magic appear." An increasingly complex series of scenarios celebrates random accidents, encouraging artistic experimentation rather than discouragement. The folded-over paper can be a penguin''s head; a torn piece of newsprint can turn into a smiling dog with a little application of paint; a hot-chocolate stain can become a bog for a frog. Thanks to a telescoping pop-up, a hole is filled with nearly limitless possibilities. The interactive elements work beautifully with the photo-collaged "mistakes," never overwhelming the intent with showiness. Saltzberg''s trademark cartoon animals provide a sweetly childlike counterpoint to the artful scribbles and smears of gloppy paint. A festive invitation to creative liberation. - Kirkus Reviews

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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