#65 - Beautiful Oops by Barney Salzberg

Summary: Hooray for mistakes! A spill doesn’t ruin a drawing—not when it becomes the shape of a goofy animal. And an accidental tear in your paper? Don’t be upset about it when you can turn it into the roaring mouth of an alligator.
Beautiful Oops is an interactive book that shows   readers how every mistake is an opportunity to make something spectacular.
Suggested Activity: Ooops Painting

The child "spills" some paint onto his or her paper. Watch as the puddle of paint forms an organic or free form shape. Children can tilt the paper in different directions to spread the spill if they like. Allow the organic shape to dry. The child can use his or her imagination to turn the shape into a picture or design.

Curriculum Area: Fine Motor Skills (controls small muscles in hands, coordinates eye-hand movement, uses tools for writing and drawing)

Appropriate Age Group
: 4 and up