(Turn the sound off to really SEE what’s inside this book.—The Management (Video link here.)
I was a child who drew inside the lines. I kept journals as a kid and, if I accidentally skipped a page, I would rip out the blank page rather than have an entry appear out of order. Only recently as a young-ish adult have I grown comfortable with the risk of something like—gasp!—going off-recipe. Clearly, they didn’t have books like Beautiful Oops! when I was little, or else I didn’t have a copy.
This kids’ book by Barney Saltzberg, follows a simple, but for some, very challenging philosophy: “When you think you have made a mistake, think of it as an opportunity to make something.” Beautiful Oops revels in the possibilities that arise from mistakes, and encourages potentially frustrated kids (and adults) to get creative and find inspiration instead of just giving up.
We know A LOT of adults who are thrown by the simplest mistakes…
…What if they had this book as kids? Or even spent some time with it now?
With thanks to Pamela Hovland for the find.
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