Author(s): Barney Saltzberg
Every mistake is an opportunity to make something beautiful. This is the central idea of Beautiful Oops!, Barney Saltzberg's beloved bestseller with 347,000 copies in print--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 Book of Beautiful Oops! champions imagination, play, and the courage to express oneself. It's about selfforgiveness, 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.
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.