Beautiful Oops is Just Plain Beautiful

What a fabulous book! Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg is sure to make you smile. Barney also has a great message: it okay to make a mistake. Use the “Oops” moments in your work (and your life) to stimulate your creativity and make something more exciting, innovative or just plain “more” than you originally planned. And Beautiful Oops has such fun hands-on appeal, you can’t wait to discover what is next.

Take a look for yourself:

You know what is sweet? Barney Saltzberg wrote the song for the video, too. Talk about a multi-talented person.

As an art masterpiece volunteer for many years, I wish I could give a copy of this book to every student I ever taught, but especially the intense little boy who tore up his art projects in first grade. But let’s face it, Barney’s message is wonderful for people of all ages in all sorts of situations. Beautiful!

Reading level: Ages 4-8 (and up!)
Hardcover: 28 pages
Publisher: Workman Publishing Company; Pop Ill edition (September 23, 2010)
ISBN-10: 076115728X
ISBN-13: 978-0761157281


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This book is nominated for a Cybils in the nonfiction picture book category.