If you have been reading Reviewed by Mom for awhile you know there is a certain book that I always love to gift (particularly to grads). I have written about the book Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg quite a few times and I have given this book as a gift to more people than I can count on both hands. It is one of those rare and lovely children's books that has appeal and meaning to adults as well. It is an absolute gem and I love it (if you want to read more about it you can find one of my odes to Beautiful Oops HERE).
When I was approached to review a new offering by Barney Saltzberg, A Little Bit of Oomph, I did a happy dance (really I did). I could not wait to check out what one of my favorite authors had in store this time. Here are the details....
a little bit of oomph you can help a sprinkle of seeds—lift flap—become
a magical, three-dimensional bouquet of flowers. With a little bit of
oomph, small notions—like a goldfish in a little bowl—open out to big
oceans (just look through the peephole!). Oomph can transform a dog’s tail into a funny tale
(there’s a miniature book involved). Oomph changes curiosity into
discovery, daydreams into playthings, your singing into others’ dancing.
A triumph of imagination, vibrant, colorful art, and paper engineering, A Little Bit of Oomph!
is filled with pop-ups, lift-the-flaps, spinning circles and
gatefolds—and, underlying every page, Barney’s timeless message that
creativity is for everyone. Just add a little bit of oomph.
The minute we received A Little Bit of Oomph in the mail the kids and I sat down to read it (the kids love Mr. Saltzberg as much as I do). I am happy to report that A Little Bit of Oomph is every bit as wonderful as Beautiful Oops. The illustrations are bright and vivid and filled with exciting flaps, pop ups and more. We had to read the book three times in a row so the kids could each have a turn doing each and every flap and turn of the dial. With so much going on visually it is sometimes hard for words to compete for center stage but they do. They really, really do! The magical message of putting your best foot forward and trying your best jumps right off the pages. This book is 100% inspiring no matter what your age. Check out this video to see the book come to life....
Fabulous, right? A Little Bit of Oomph is a new favorite in our home and will be on my "best gift list" right alongside Beautiful Oops. You can pick up this treasure today on Amazon....
I am so excited to tell you that the publisher, Workman Publishing, is giving one lucky reader a copy of A Little Bit of Oomph! Thanks so much to the sponsor and here is how to enter...
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