My Book of Beautiful Oops!: A Scribble It, Smear It, Fold It, Tear It Journal for Young Artists (Hardcover)

A Scribble It, Smear It, Fold It, Tear It Journal for Young Artists

By Barney Saltzberg

Workman Publishing, 9780761189503, 52pp.

Publication Date: May 30, 2017

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Description

Every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. This is the central idea of Beautiful Oops , Barney Saltzberg's beloved bestseller--and now My Book of Beautiful Oops , an interactive journal for young artists, takes that principle into unexpected new directions.

A hands-on journal that's meant to be personalized--drawn in, painted on, torn up, smudged, or otherwise artistically wrecked--My Book of Beautiful Oops is filled with folded, crumpled, die-cut, and lift-the-flap pages that will challenge the reader's sense of play. The friendly green alligator from the first book prompts the reader: Bend a page. Decorate a smudge. Play with splats and spills. Even complete a poem that was accidentally ripped in half.

My Beautiful Book of Oops champions imagination, play, and the courage to express oneself. It's about self-forgiveness, about turning off that inner critic that clamors for perfection. And it's about freedom--the freedom to be creative and follow your curiosity wherever it goes. That's a lesson to celebrate.

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