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We all make mistakes – grownups and children alike. But little kids sometimes have trouble dealing with their mistakes, whether it’s a piece of artwork they’ve torn by accident, or juice they’ve spilled on their favourite drawing.
In this book, every page begins with a “mistake” that ultimately unravels, lifts-out, or pulls-up to become a surprising work of beauty.
Kids see firsthand as they go through the book that any smudge, smear or stain can lead to something absolutely marvelous – with a little imagination.
Inspiring and inventive, this interactive board book teaches a valuable lesson: “when you think you have made a mistake, think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful!”
“Everyone who has ever said the word OOPs will be smiling when they see the masterpiece that Barney Saltzberg has created…. Beautiful OOPS is funny and fun and is the best gift to give anyone, any-age, anywhere, anytime…” -Jamie Lee Curtis
Author: Barney Saltzberg
For ages 3 and up
Our book review
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.
Barney Saltzberg, the effervescent spirit behind Good Egg, offers a one-of-a-kind interactive book that 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.
The smudge becomes the face of a bunny, a crumpled ball of paper turns into a lamb’s fleecy coat—celebrate the oops in life.
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