beautiful oopsThis month’s bulletin board theme has been “Beautiful Oops”, based on the book Beautiful Oops by Barney Salzberg.

A life lesson that all parents want their children to learn: It’s OK to make a mistake. In fact, hooray for mistakes! A mistake is an adventure in creativity, a portal of discovery. A spill doesn’t ruin a drawing—not when it becomes the shape of a goofy animal. And an accidental tear in your paper? Don’t be upset about it when you can turn it into the roaring mouth of an alligator.

We asked our patrons to take an “oops” and turn it into something incredible, which they did! Their creations are beautiful and anything but mistakes. Take a peek at what they saw instead of a squiggle: