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As the mother of a young artist I am constantly looking for ways to cultivate her creativity and broaden her horizons. She’s eight years old and I’m consistently surprised by what she comes up with. It’s also frustrating for me to see her become upset with her vision doesn’t come to fruition. Or when she misspells a word or folds a piece of paper wrong when she’s trying to make something. Thankfully, teaching her that there is beauty in mistakes is being aided by the remarkable book My Book of Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg in stores now from Workman Publishing.
For children ages 3 and up, My Book of Beautiful Oops! is an interactive, creativity mine full of ideas and prompts that can allows children to exercise their imagination in new and unpredictable ways.
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. 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!
I have loved my daughters looking through this book and discovering art in a new way. #BeautifulOops has a unique way of encouraging children, and their parents, to think differently and be open to possibilities in places you might have thought there weren’t. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, as they say.
Author Barney Saltzberg was written over 30 books for children, including 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. You can learn more about him on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
Discover more about My Book of Beautiful Oops! at Workman Publishing and BarneySaltzberg.com. In partnership with Workman Publishing, I’m pleased to offer this young artist’s giveaway prize pack featuring My Book of Beautiful Oops! and a kids artist kit including smock, paintbrushes, and palette. To enter for your chance to win, simply use the Rafflecopter form below!