Friday, November 8, 2013
Book Review - A Little Bit of Oomph!
About the Book
How do you make the ordinary extraordinary? With a little bit of oomph! An utterly inspiring and playful new book on creativity from Barney Saltzberg, author of Beautiful Oops!, A Little Bit of Oomph! teaches the invaluable lesson of throwing your heart into whatever you’re doing and trying just a little bit harder— because with a little extra effort and a lot of oomph, you can make anything beautiful.
With 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.
My Take on the Book
This was a wonderful story with a wonderful message! My daughter loved the flaps to open as well as the images and I have to say that I loved the messages it was sharing. Seeing that she is five she did not understand all of the meaning, but we talked about it, and she now understands. This is the type of book that you child will ask you to read over and over again (or at least mine did). All-in-all this is definitely a great book for any parent to read to their child!
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