Author(s): Barney Saltzberg
An interactive follow-up to the unique and inspiring Beautiful Oops! art activity book encourages young readers to turn every mistake into something beautiful. The friendly, frolicsome alligator from the original book guides readers through the various folded, crumpled, torn, die-cut, bent, smudged, and lift-the flap spreads, prompting them to see what beautiful art they can make out a material that many would consider trash: Finish the words on a torn piece of paper to make a poem. Turn this ink spill into a piece of art. Rip a picture out of the book, tear it into pieces, and use the scraps to create a new piece of art. The sky is the limit!
This companion to Barney Saltzberg's Beautiful Oops! (347,000 copies in print) is a hands-on way to learn the important life lesson; It's OK to make a mistake. It's an art activity book that allows children to experience the pleasure that can come from making mistakes, as they turn blunders into wonders by drawing, writing, and doodling inside the lift the flap, die-cut, folded and crumpled pages.
Barney Saltzberg is the author-illustrator of the successful Kisses series, Beautiful Oops!, Redbird, Crazy Hair Day, and Arlo Needs Glasses. He also writes and performs music for children.