November 2010 Indie Next List
“Beautiful Oops! is a small, joyful book that shows kids that there is no such thing as a mistake- life just presents us with events that open windows to new ways of seeing and thinking. This book can truly be gift for any age reader. It will resonate with those who are frozen by perfectionism, and it is also fun and positive for those kids who love imaginative interaction and exploration.”
— Judy Bulow, Tattered Cover Bookstore, Denver, CO
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. An award winning, best-selling, one-of-a-kind interactive book, "Beautiful Oops " 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.
About the Author
Barney Saltzberg is the writer/illustrator of over thirty books including the Kisses series and "Beautiful Oops". He lives in Los Angeles, California, with his wife and three dogs, where he writes, draws, and creates and sings songs for children. Barney and his wife mostly drink coffee but they have been known to drink a spot of tea from time to time as well.