Prizing and samples provided by Workman Publishing. Opinions expressed are my own.
There is something magical about children’s artwork. I love to see their faces while they are creating and then I love to see their eyes of excitement when they show me their finished work. We parents know their art can be all over the place and the book My Book of Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg is an art journal made specifically for kids. For ages 3+ this book gets kids working on art creations that start with a splat, rip or scribble already on the page.
A Scribble it, Smear it, Fold it, Tear it Journal for Young Artists
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!
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.
Check out the adorable book trailer from YouTube:
Here is Lil Sis’s creation using one of the pages. She thinks this books is “super awesome” and I would have to agree with her! In a way this book gets her thinking “outside the box.”
I now have one prize pack for one lucky winner:
- copy of My Book of Beautiful Oops!
- plus a $75 PlumPrint gift card to custom create a book of all your child’s beautiful oops!
My Book of Beautiful Oops is available now. It is a fabulous hard back, hard pages book that will help bring out the creativity in any little one as it celebrates the fact art can be found anywhere….even when things don’t start out on a clean page.