Beautiful Oops

By Barney Saltzberg; Barney Saltzberg
(Workman Publishing, Hardcover, 9780761157281, 28pp.)

Publication Date: September 2010

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the Winter 2011 Kids' Next List
“Beautiful Oops! is a small, joyful book that shows kids that there is no such thing as a mistake- life just presents us with events that open windows to new ways of seeing and thinking. This book can truly be gift for any age reader. It will resonate with those who are frozen by perfectionism, and it is also fun and positive for those kids who love imaginative interaction and exploration.”
-- Judy Bulow, Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO


Description
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. "

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