The Resource Beautiful oops!, Barney Saltzberg

Beautiful oops!, Barney Saltzberg

Label
Beautiful oops!
Title
Beautiful oops!
Statement of responsibility
Barney Saltzberg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Demonstrates the many ways that torn, crinkled, and smudged bits of paper can be transformed into various shapes and images
Tone
Review
  • A celebration of creative thinking, Saltzberg's small-format book encourages readers to view mistakes not as failures but opportunities. To wit, "A torn piece of paper..." (the cardboard page is actually torn) "is just the beginning": the beginning of a smile for an alligator. Various spills and blobs are transformed into animals, a crumpled piece of paper becomes wool for a sheep, and in the book's standout scene, a panel with a hole in the center telescopes outward, accordion-style, to reveal a tiny creature way at the bottom. Inspirational without being saccharine, this has gifty crossover potential. Ages 3–up. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed August 23, 2010) (Publishers Weekly, vol 257, issue 33, p)
  • /* Starred Review */ A pleasingly tactile exploration of the possibilities inherent in mistakes. "A torn piece of paper... / is just the beginning!" Spills, folded paper, drips of paint, smudges and smears—they "all can make magic appear." An increasingly complex series of scenarios celebrates random accidents, encouraging artistic experimentation rather than discouragement. The folded-over paper can be a penguin's head; a torn piece of newsprint can turn into a smiling dog with a little application of paint; a hot-chocolate stain can become a bog for a frog. Thanks to a telescoping pop-up, a hole is filled with nearly limitless possibilities. The interactive elements work beautifully with the photo-collaged "mistakes," never overwhelming the intent with showiness. Saltzberg's trademark cartoon animals provide a sweetly childlike counterpoint to the artful scribbles and smears of gloppy paint. A festive invitation to creative liberation. (Pop-up. 4-12)(Kirkus Reviews, December 1, 2010)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10002594
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Saltzberg, Barney
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Ages 3 and up
  • AD320L
  • Decoding demand: 70 (high)
  • Semantic demand: 77 (high)
  • Syntactic demand: 24 (low)
  • Structure demand: 79 (high)
Intended audience source
  • Lexile
  • Lexile
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -1
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Errors
  • Toy and movable books
  • Toy and movable books
  • Board books
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Beautiful oops!, Barney Saltzberg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
On board pages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1067501
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780761157281
Lccn
2010035685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780761157281
  • (OCoLC)503075675
Label
Beautiful oops!, Barney Saltzberg
Publication
Copyright
Note
On board pages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
1067501
Dimensions
18 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9780761157281
Lccn
2010035685
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780761157281
  • (OCoLC)503075675

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