About the Author

BarneyBarney Saltzberg is the author of more than 50 books for children, including Beautiful Oops!, A Little Bit of Oomph!, Arlo Needs Glasses, Good Egg, and the bestselling Touch and Feel Kisses series, with over 800,000 copies in print.

In addition to writing and illustrating children’s books, he has recorded two albums for children: Where, Oh, Where’s My Underwear?¬†and, most recently, The Soccer Mom from Outer Space (based on his book of the same title). His songs have been recorded by Shari Lewis for Charlie Horse Music Pizza. He has also written and produced songs for the PBS show Arthur. He loves to sing with children of all ages.

Whether he’s writing, illustrating, recording a song, or traveling to a school to talk to students, he loves waking up in the morning and diving in. He never knows where the creative process will take him. It’s always a magical journey! Barney lives in Los Angeles with his wife, two dogs, and a pond full of fish.

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Beautiful Oops! The book that inspired the program

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Barney Saltzberg Barney Saltzberg captivates audiences at schools, libraries, and bookstores where he draws pictures, plays his guitar, and talks about the creative process behind books and songs.

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When you think you have made a mistake think of it as an opportunity to make something beautiful!