Barney Saltzberg

Beautiful Oops

Written and illustrated by Barney Saltzberg
Age range: Preschool through 2nd grade.
Recommended for: Children who are perfectionistic about their artwork (or other types of activities) will benefit from this book’s fun, concrete introduction to the idea that mistakes can be great opportunities for creativity. It leads well into doing an art project of turning one’s own artistic blemishes (e.g., tears, smudges) into beautiful creations.