My Book of Beautiful Oops in Stores Now + GIVEAWAY!


Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Workman Publishing. As always opinions are all mine. Thanks to Workman Books for sending me a copy and providing a prize pack!

When it comes to reading we are big readers in our house! Our kids love to read, be creative, use their imaginations and getting new books is always a favourite in our house! During the Summer is no exception! We love getting new books, reading together and reading by ourselves. Sometimes the Summer can be really boring so having books on hand is always a top priority! This week, I am thrilled to share this new book with you, My Book of Beautiful Oops!

My Book of Beautiful Oops!
By Barney Saltzberg
In Stores Now
For Ages 3+

About My Book of Beautiful Oops!

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

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.

My kids love this book not only for the fun, and beautiful artwork but because it’s more than just a book to read. This book lets kids fold pages, paint on, smudge and in a sense wreck the book. It’s really neat. When Jayden first got it and started to read it he was so worried, “Mom! It’s ripped!” I had to explain it to him! It’s a really fun book that is different and really gets kids attention.

My kids need some extra help with reading, so this got the little 3 really excited about that, and really wanting to sit down more with me and read!

Letting kids be creative, use their imagination and letting them do basically whatever they want in this book, letting them be free to just be – is really interesting to see what they come up with! I am for sure getting a few more copies of this book. Not only for my other kiddos but as gifts! It’s really awesome.


Show Off All Your Beautiful Oops!

One winner receives:

  • One (1) Copy of My Book of Beautiful Oops!
  • One (1) $75 PlumPrint gift card to custom create a book of all your child’s beautiful oops!

Please note: Giveaway is open to US Residents ONLY. The winner will have 24 hours once chosen and emailed to reply before a new winner is chosen.


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  1. I definitely believe in kids being creative. Who cares if they think trees are pink and the grass is purple.

  2. This book would be perfect for my 9 year old niece. She has been very creative as of late and loves to draw.

  3. What a creative book! I like to make expressions and act out characters to make reading more fun for my daughter.

  4. This sure looks like a nice book for my granddaughter we love reading and writing stories,being creative is so much fun

  5. This is awesome! My son loves books, but he is really hard on them. I have got to get him a copy of this book. He would go crazy for this. Such a great idea for kids.

  6. So creative and teaches kids to not be afraid to rip things apart and put it back together in a creative way! I like that, it’s different than a coloring book. Very hands on – it’ll be a great gift for my friends kiddos.

  7. Oh wow. I could use a book like that! It will help me get over some stressful days. I just have to be careful not to rip the entire book when life gets crazy. LOL. Anyway, thanks for your honest review. I think my niece Tyra would love this. She’s really good at drawing and painting.

  8. That’s the cutest! I love that my kids are so creative and can turn a pile of nothing into something. They’ll all get a kick out of this book.

  9. My niece would love to have this book. She’s a budding artist in her own right and she spends her time painting, drawing, and writing. She also designed the welcome sign for her parents’ 15 wedding anniversary celebration. What a fantastic book this is!

  10. My daughter and I make cozy little reading nooks and then settle in and read together! It’s usually a different nook each time!

  11. We make reading enjoyable by having a great selection of fun stories. I’ve been blessed with a girl who adores books AND being read to!

  12. I have a special reading spot that me and my grandsons go to read. There are comfortable chairs, the correct amount of lighting, pretty carpet and curtains, and a special bookshelf. They would enjoy this book very much.

  13. I make reading a regular part of our routine and encourage her to use her imagination to tell stories!

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