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Beautiful Oops


I have two young girls who are 4 and 6 years old. They are quite the artists and just love to express themselves. We also love to read and one of our favorite books is Beautiful Oops. A while back, we received an advance copy and have been reading it at least once a week since. This book is filled with “mistakes” and “errors” that were made and then turned in to something else. For example, spilled paint becomes an elephant. It is fun to see my girls use their imaginations to discover what the mistakes can be turned in to.

Beautiful Oops

Because we love this book so much, naturally we were thrilled to hear there was a journal version being released! My girls literally jumped up and down when I told them about it. When we finally got our hands on this journal, I was beyond impressed. It took our favorite parts of the book and turned them in to an interactive book. My girls now had the freedom to turn the spills, rips, and blotches in to whatever THEY wanted to. To say we had hours of fun with this journal would be an understatement. I highly recommend it for growing little minds so they can express themselves and their imaginations!

About the Book

A Scribble it, Smear it, Fold it, Tear it Journal for Young Artists. MY BOOK OF BEAUTIFUL OOPS! is a hands-on journal that’s designed to help young hands and minds turn an “oops” into art. The friendly green alligator—familiar to readers of Beautiful Oops!—prompts the reader to imagine the possibilities of a bent page. Decorate a smudge. Play with splats and spills. Even complete a poem that was accidentally ripped in half.

Beautiful Oops

Filled with folded, crumpled, die-cut, and lift-the-flap pages, the activities will challenge the reader’s sense of play as they draw in, paint on, tear up, smudge, and ultimately artistically wreck the book. MY BOOK OF BEAUTIFUL OOPS! champions imagination, play, and the courage to express oneself. It’s about self-forgiveness and about turning off that inner critic that clamors for perfection. And it’s about freedom—the freedom to be creative and follow curiosity wherever it goes. That’s a lesson to celebrate!

About the Author

Barney Saltzberg is the author of more than 30 books for children, including Beautiful Oops!, A Little Bit of Oomph!, 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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Giveaway Alert

I’m working with Workman Publishing to share an amazing giveaway! Enter to win a copy of My Beautiful Oops, as well as a kid’s artist kit (smock, paintbrushes, and palatte!) using the Gleam form below. Be sure to check out my other giveaways while you are here and GOOD LUCK!

My Book of Beautiful Oops

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