Beautiful Oops (Hardcover)

By Barney Saltzberg

Workman Publishing, 9780761157281, 28pp.

Publication Date: September 23, 2010

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
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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.

An award winning, best-selling, one-of-a-kind interactive book, Beautiful Oops 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.








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