Saturday, October 23, 2010

Another Great Family Read.

Here is another great book to get for those cozy winter evenings. Family reading time is a good way to relax together and explore within the pages of a good story. Check this out and let me know what you think.
Title: Beautiful
By: Barney Saltzberg
Illustrated by: Barney Saltzberg
Published by: Workman Publishing Date: 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7611-5728-1
Price: $11.95
Ages: 3 and up
Rating: 5 stars (1-5)
Reviewed by: VS Grenier
“Everyone who has ever said the word ‘oops’ will be smiling
when they see the masterpiece that Barney Saltzberg has created . . . funny and
fun, Beautiful
is the best fit to give anyone, any age, anywhere, anytime.”
~Jamie Lee Curtis
Overall thoughts:
This is a delightful concept book for all ages, even though
it is suggested for ages 3 and up. With bright vivid colors throughout children
of all ages will love turning each page to find something fun or a little
different to get their creative muse turning. If you have someone who loves art
. . . this would be a fun book to give as a gift.
Author and illustrator, Barney Saltzberg is also the
creative force behind the bestselling Peekaboo Kisses and last year’s Good
. A singular work of imagination, creativity and paper engineering
fills this book with pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, tears, holes, overlays, bends,
smudges and even an incredible accordion “telescope”.
Children will delight in knowing they can create anything
from torn paper like an alligator. Or see a spill become an elephant . . . a
pack of puppies . . . or even a family of birds. Besides each page having a
creative twist to an everyday “Oops”, you also get a surprise trying to find
how each page reveals the hidden creativity of the “Oops”. Making this book
extra special and a unique concept book.
Publisher site


  1. I'm happy to hear Stories for Children will reopen its doors in April, Virginia! I just submitted a nonfiction article. :-)

  2. Mayra, we are excited too. Looking forward to reading your submissions.



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