Beautiful Oops!

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Workman Publishing, Sep 23, 2010 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 28 pages
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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User Review  - lycaenidae - LibraryThing

Sweet colorful creative and inspiring for children in your life or the child part of your spirit. A delightful find at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art bookstore. Read full review

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User Review  - SonyaHSH - LibraryThing

Beautiful Oops is a great story that teaches children that even mistakes can have a good outcome. Even the worst of mistakes can be an opportunity for something new. The story is very interactive. It encourages creativity. I would recommend this book. Read full review

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Contents

Front Cover
OOPS
A torn piece of paper
IS JUST THE BEGINNING
EVERY SPILL
of possibilities
BENT PAPER
IS SOMETHING TO CELEBRATE
A SMUDGE AND A SMEAR
CAN MAKE MAGIC APPEAR
A stain
HOLES
ARE WORTH
EXPLORING
WHEN YOU THINK YOU HAVE MADE A MISTAKE
OOPS

A LITTLE DRIP OF PAINT
A SCRAP OF PAPER
CAN BE FUN TO PLAY WITH
THINK OF IT
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About the author (2010)

Barney Saltzberg is the author of more than 30 books for children, including Beautiful Oops!, My Book of Beautiful Oops!, Good Egg and the bestselling Touch and Feel Kisses series. Additionally, he’s recorded four albums of songs for children. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two dogs, and a pond full of fish.

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