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Beautiful Oops! Board book – September 23, 2010
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“Clumsy kids will appreciate Barney Saltzberg’s imaginative book, which shows how mistakes (spills, tears, stains) can turn into something wonderful.” - Parents Magazine
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(Short book though .....wish it were longer because it is so good!)
-An "OOPS" isn't a reason to cry, but a chance to make something great
-Things can still be beautiful even with "flaws"
-Everyone has "OOPS", nobody is perfect
It's a short book that only takes a couple of minutes to read.
Overall, it is a great book that I'd recommend to anyone with a budding perfectionist at home. :)
"Everyone who has ever said the word `oops' will be smiling when they see the masterpiece that Barney Saltzberg has created . . . funny and fun, Beautiful OOPS! is the best fit to give anyone, any age, anywhere, anytime." ~Jamie Lee Curtis
This is a delightful concept book for all ages, even though it is suggested for ages 3 and up. With bright vivid colors throughout children of all ages will love turning each page to find something fun or a little different to get their creative muse turning. If you have someone who loves art . . . this would be a fun book to give as a gift.
Author and illustrator, Barney Saltzberg is also the creative force behind the bestselling Peekaboo Kisses and last year's Good Egg. A singular work of imagination, creativity and paper engineering fills this book with pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, tears, holes, overlays, bends, smudges and even an incredible accordion "telescope".
Children will delight in knowing they can create anything from torn paper like an alligator. Or see a spill become an elephant . . . a pack of puppies . . . or even a family of birds. Besides each page having a creative twist to an everyday "Oops", you also get a surprise trying to find how each page reveals the hidden creativity of the "Oops". Making this book extra special and a unique concept book.
Kids would like this book because it's about being creative, the pictures are funny and it's colorful. They would also like all the stuff to do in the book, like lifting all the flaps.
My favorite parts were the whole book.
Adults and kids of every age would like this book and both boys and girls, too.
It gets 5 stars!
Reviewed by Young Mensan Lila, age 5
Artistic opportunities abound when paint drips and paper tears. Spills and smudges become happy surprises on each brightly colored page. The right attitude can turn, "I messed up," into, "Wow!"
Small hands will enjoy exploring the foldouts, pop-ups, holes and rips. Older readers will appreciate the book's simple message: life is full of mistakes - embrace them!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
We purchased this originally as a gift for our 3 year old daughter. She responded great to it and now does not worry when she makes a mistake while creating her masterpieces ;) we... Read morePublished 5 days ago by Amazon Customer
My favorite children's book! Important for all kids, even if they don't plan on being professional artists :)Published 9 days ago by Ash R.
A great book for all ages...it's okay to make mistakes, and sometimes that mistake turns into something even better!Published 13 days ago by teacher
Made for parents, really. But I like it. This is a "board book" but its set that way because it's arty. Read morePublished 16 days ago by Maria
This used to be my very favorite children's board book...until my daughter decided that she loved it so much I've now read it a million times ;-) But seriously, this is still my... Read morePublished 20 days ago by Beaver, Columbia SC