This post is presented in partnership with Workman Publishing.
I love creative, messy fun. Crazy art projects are some of my earliest childhood memories. Now you can encourage your own budding artist with My Book of Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg-a book that will encourage them to think creatively about their own little oops!
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!
About the Author
Barney Saltzberg is the author of more than 30 books for children, including Beautiful Oops!, 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.
One of you will win your own copy of My Book of Beautiful Oops! and a kid’s artist kit that includes a smock, paintbrushes and palette.
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My Book Of Beautiful Oops! is in stores now.