Written by Naomi Kleinberg
Illustrator Christopher Moroney
Published August 9, 2011
Publisher Random House
ISBN 0375873651

Oops! is a 2011 Sesame Beginnings board book. This Sesame Beginnings board book tackles the topic of making mistakes. Separate vignettes show the Sesame Babies (Zoe, Elmo, Big Bird, Grover, Ernie, Bert, Abby Cadabby, Baby Bear and Cookie Monster) making small blunders, such as accidentally bopping another with a squishy ball, tipping a bowl of cereal, splattering paint on the wall, or tearing a page in a book. In each instance, the little one is reassured that it's okay to make mistakes—because everybody does sometimes—and that a remedy is at hand. The oopsies are those common to all children, and the tone throughout is soothing and supportive. A simple pull-tab at the end lets tots help Elmo set his own "OOPS!" (a cup of spilled milk) to rights.

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