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Beautiful Oops! Hardcover – 1 October 2010

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  • Publisher : Workman; Ltf Nov Po edition (1 October 2010)
  • Language : English
  • Hardcover : 28 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 076115728X
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0761157281
  • Reading age : 4 - 8 years
  • Dimensions : 17.93 x 3.18 x 17.93 cm
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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

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Barney Saltzberg is the author of more than 30 books for children, including Beautiful Oops!, My Book of Beautiful Oops!, 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.

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