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My Book of Beautiful Oops! Review and Giveaway

MY BOOK OF BEAUTIFUL OOPS! by Barney Saltzberg 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.


My Beautiful Book of Oops

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!

This is perfect for me and my kids! I just love this book. The concept, the thought, the artwork. It really works so well.

Watch the Book Trailer on YouTube!

Show Off All Your Beautiful Oops!


One (1) lucky winner* receives:

  • Copy of My Book of Beautiful Oops!
  • A $75 PlumPrint gift card to custom create a book of all your child’s beautiful oops!

My Book of Beautiful Oops! Book and PlumPrint Card Giveaway

Find Out More

A Scribble it, Smear it, Fold it, Tear it Journal for Young Artists

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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.

*Open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Workman Publishing.

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Thursday 20th of July 2017

I think this book is super cute! My daughter would enjoy it.


Saturday 15th of July 2017

It's cute. It looks like something my kids would enjoy.

Nellie Blazina

Monday 10th of July 2017

This is such a great idea. What a beautiful way to encourage children not to feel like they made a mistake but to take what they did and turn it into something beautiful.

Audrey McClelland

Monday 10th of July 2017

That is so great! I love the idea of the kids turning an oops into a wonderful memory. That's a great way to boost their self confidence.


Monday 10th of July 2017

That looks like such a great book! My daughter loves all things art, and this would definitely inspire her to turn things that may be a little unconventional into art.

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