Beautiful Oops!

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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.76
Publisher
Workman Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
28
Dimensions
6.9 X 7.0 X 1.2 inches | 0.94 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780761157281

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About the Author

BARNEY SALTZBERG is the author-illustrator of the successful Kisses series, Peekaboo, Blueberry!, Hi, Blueberry!, and Good Egg (Workman), as well as various picture books. He also writes and performs music for children. www.barneysaltzberg.com

Reviews

A pleasingly tactile exploration of the possibilities inherent in mistakes. "A torn piece of paper... is just the beginning!" Spills, folded paper, drips of paint, smudges and smears--they "all can make magic appear." An increasingly complex series of scenarios celebrates random accidents, encouraging artistic experimentation rather than discouragement. The folded-over paper can be a penguin's head; a torn piece of newsprint can turn into a smiling dog with a little application of paint; a hot-chocolate stain can become a bog for a frog. Thanks to a telescoping pop-up, a hole is filled with nearly limitless possibilities. The interactive elements work beautifully with the photo-collaged "mistakes," never overwhelming the intent with showiness. Saltzberg's trademark cartoon animals provide a sweetly childlike counterpoint to the artful scribbles and smears of gloppy paint. A festive invitation to creative liberation. - Kirkus Reviews