Books for Kids: A Little Bit of Oomph!

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A Little Bit of Oomph!
Workman Publishing/Thomas Allen and Son
age 5-8
By author and illustrator Barney Saltzberg
22 pages

 Synopsis from Thomas Allen & Son

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.

The start of the New Year has many of us thinking about change and making resolutions. This feeling of a new start and making the best out of what lays ahead of us isn’t just reserved for adults. Barney Saltzberh’s A Little Bit of Oomph! does a wonderful job illustrating this to kids.

Through flaps, tabs, clever words, and illustrations, A Little Big of Oomph! encourages kids to think beyond the ordinary, like turning ordinary clouds from their daydreams into fun shapes. By putting themselves into anything and everything they do, kids make things beautiful and see things differently.

We loved how Barney Saltzberg’s book Beautiful Oops! Showed kids that accidents can lead to wonderful new things, his book A Little Bit of Oomph! encourages kids to put their hearts into things. Sounds like the perfect book for starting the new year, even a new day.

You can find a copy of A Little Bit of Oomph! at your local bookstore or at Thomas Allen & Son. Visit our Kid’s Books section for other great book recommendations.



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