Bringing Out Your Child’s Inner Artist With “My Book of Beautiful Oops!” @workmanpub #BeautifulOops

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My Book of Beautiful Oops!

By Barney Saltzberg

In Stores Now

For Ages 3+

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.

Check out the Beautiful Oops! Website for more information and fun!

This is a small hardcover book packed with thick cardboard pages for kids to draw on, color, rip and more. Kids are encouraged to be creative with this book. My daughter was hesitant at first to write in a book but then excited when I encouraged her to (and of course explained how she could only do that to this book.) Each page has something to do to prompt kids to appreciate “oops!” We make mistakes everywhere and kids should know they are okay and easily fixed up! I love the prompts in this book and that is held up to my daughter’s creativity!

BUY IT: Check out My Book of Beautiful Oops! on Amazon or wherever books are sold.

WIN IT: (1) US winner will receive an Artist Kit for kids

  • My Book of Beautiful Oops!
  • kid’s artist kit including smock, paintbrushes, and palette.

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Prizing and samples provided by Workman Publishing.

This giveaway ends August 4, 2017.

Speak Your Mind



  1. Amy Deeter says:

    My child loves to draw people and houses

  2. Mine loves to draw and paint houses

  3. Dana Matthews says:

    My girls like to draw and paint trees.

  4. LeAnn Harbert says:

    My granddaughters like to draw their goats

  5. My daughter loves to draw our family and our pets.

  6. He loves to paint pictures of his family.

  7. Delena McGuire says:

    My niece loves to paint pictures of her puppy

  8. elizabeth miller says:

    My little granddaughter abolsutely loves to draw and paint. She would really enjoy this.

  9. Kim Avery says:

    My granddaughter loves drawing flowers.

  10. My daughter loves to draw scribbles in her Sofia the First coloring book right now!

  11. My son loves to draw faces

  12. Kimmy Ripley says:

    My sweet little Chloe Pearl has a thing for monsters. She is oozing with creativity!

  13. Lesley F says:

    She loves drawing animals

  14. Michelle S says:

    My daughter goes through phases. It was birds for a while then dragons. Now it seems to be beach scenes.

  15. My son loves to draw Minecraft stories.

  16. Kayla Klontz says:

    my daughter loves to draw people and my son loves to paint flowers! This would be awesome for both of them!

  17. I have a grand daughter that would love this !! Thanks

  18. She loves drawing everything including comic books and her own stories.

  19. We like drawing flowers!

  20. Terra Heck says:

    My child likes to draw horses, houses, and clouds. Thanks.

  21. Darlene Carbajal says:

    My nephew still scribbles haha.

  22. We like to draw pictures of people.

  23. All of my kids love to draw and paint.

  24. Abigail says:

    This summer my daughter and I been bringing home rocks from the beach and painting them for our garden!

  25. Kristin C says:

    My daughter loves to draw everything and anything. She would love this!

  26. Laurie Nykaza says:

    My daughter loves to draw and its always animals or birds that she always does.

  27. Debra S says:

    I have more than one budding artist here. One loves to draw ANYTHING.. and she is actually VERY good.. I think she should take tons of art lessons. All love to draw, and another loves to draw animals the most. She also is fairly good.. way better than I am, for sure.

  28. vickie couturier says:

    the boys dinosaurs or cars and the girls flowers and stars

  29. My son draws trucks

  30. Gina Ferrell says:

    My daughter loves to draw anime.

  31. Vicki Wurgler says:

    my granddaughter usually draws houses

  32. My grandson loves to color and draw his favorite cartoon characters.

  33. Lisa Williams says:

    My daughter loves drawing flowers and cats with bows on their heads because they are always girls liker her.

  34. Jan Lee says:

    My great niece loves to draw and color anything princess related. My great nephew loves to color anything car related 🙂

  35. My grandson loves to paint and color cars and trucks.

  36. Tiffany Schmidt says:

    Right now my oldest is into drawing her and her friends as mermaids and my son likes to draw dinosaurs and Pokemon characters!

  37. dogs and cats

  38. My daughter loves to draw horses and dogs. I got her a good how to book that she uses. She’s afraid of drawing “fluffy” dogs! Says it is too hard.