This is another favourite on my children’s bookshelves. In Beautiful Oops! Barney Saltzberg show us that it’s ok to make mistakes. With just a bit of creativity, accidental spills or tears can be turned into a work of art!
A torn piece of paper…
can be turned into a smiley crocodile!
Accidental drips of paint…
turn into purple piglets on wheels!
I found this picture book to be a useful reminder for a perfectionist like C, who used to get upset when there were accidental drips or tears on her artwork. With a curious (and destructive) G around, it was common to find scribbles or little chew-marks on her artwork. Thankfully with this book, I get to remind her that mistakes or “imperfections” can be beautiful too!
G especially likes the sensory approach in the book with lots of opportunities for touch and feel, and the colourful graphics. There is even a crumpled piece of paper hidden in the later pages of the book! 😉 The sturdy board book concept means that I can leave the book safely with the two kids without having to worry much about tears or missing pages.
A beautiful book with a great message behind.
How do you tell your kids that it’s ok to make mistakes?