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Beautiful Oops! Board book – Sep 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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With imagination, you can do anything! That is the basic, but very practical concept behind "Beautiful Oops." Children shouldn't need to worry about how "perfect" or "beautiful" THEIR artwork look to OTHERS. Children often want reassurance from adults by asking, "Do you like it?" and many adults are tempted to say, "Yes, it's beautiful!" But how about we ask children, "Do YOU like it?" I have tried this with children of various ages and they usually say, "Yes, I like it." As the adult, you can then say, "Then that's all that matters. Can you tell me what you did on your paper? HOW did you make this?" instead of saying, "WHAT did you make" because not everything made will BE something recognizable.
Children need to have the opportunity to explore with a carefree attitude first, before they pay too much attention to technique or the end-product. Think learning process over product! Through combining their creativity with available materials, children will be able to foster a life-long interest and positivity towards creating art that is uniquely theirs.
Barney Saltzberg designed this interactive book to show young readers how to react in a positive and fun way when you make a mistake. (and we all make them) The book is imaginative, creative and has a wonderful message to pass along. "Beautiful Oops!' is filled with the best in paper engineering techniques. These pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, tears, holes etc. give you a bird's eye view of how to transform a blooper into a magnificent work of art. Saltzberg gives you permission to relax, not worry, and turn that oops into something you can be proud of and celebrate. So go ahead, step out, take a chance, take a risk and remind yourself that everything you make or design, using your imagination, can become beautiful and have value in the art world.
This book is perfect for pre-schoolers (and adults alike), and comes in the form of a board book. Mistakes are imminent, heck, everyone makes them. This book inspires us to re-focus and re-define our mistakes so we can once again turn them into something beautiful.
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My 4 yr old grandson loves this book. It is a bit simplistic but well worth the purchase.Published 3 days ago by D Thrasher
An interesting idea for a book. Was fun to read through once but wasn't a book to read again and again.Published 5 months ago by W.H.
I've given this book to many new Moms & Dads to read to their children. It's a great book about not being afraid to make an "oops"Published 11 months ago by Sheila Walstra