Baby's Box of Fun: A Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Gift Set: Where Is Baby's Belly Button; Where Is Baby's Mommy?; Toes, Ears, & Nose

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This box set is full of the most popular Karen Katz illustrated lift-the-flap board books: Where Is Baby's Belly Button?, Where Is Baby's Mommy? and Toes, Ears, & Nose. Young children love peeking under the flaps to find their belly button, or looking for their toes, and playing hide-and-seek with mama. This trio of baby's best board books provides hours of lift-the-flap fun in one box!
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Overview

This box set is full of the most popular Karen Katz illustrated lift-the-flap board books: Where Is Baby's Belly Button?, Where Is Baby's Mommy? and Toes, Ears, & Nose. Young children love peeking under the flaps to find their belly button, or looking for their toes, and playing hide-and-seek with mama. This trio of baby's best board books provides hours of lift-the-flap fun in one box!
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A box full of baby-time fun! Three of Karen Katz's bestselling books are packaged in this sturdy box, making it the perfect gift for curious youngsters and new moms. Whether it's looking for parts of the body in Toes, Ears, & Nose or Where Is Baby's Belly Button? -- or searching for snuggles in Where Is Baby's Mommy? -- kids are bound to giggle over Katz's vibrant illustrations and clever surprises.
Publishers Weekly
A trio of combination lift-the-flap and board book titles teach simple concepts with fiesta-bright, patterned artwork by Karen Katz in Baby's Box of Fun: Toes, Ears, and Nose! by Marion Dane Bauer tells what goes inside mittens, boots and hats, while Karen Katz's text and artwork create an interactive game of hide-and-seek in Where Is Baby's Mommy? and peek-a-boo for Where Is Baby's Belly Button? Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689038624
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: 11/30/2004
  • Edition description: Boxed Set
  • Pages: 44
  • Sales rank: 47,205
  • Age range: 1 - 2 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 7.38 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Katz has written and illustrated more than fifty picture books and novelty books including the bestselling Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? After graduating from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, she attended the Yale Graduate School of Art and Architecture where she became interested in folk art, Indian miniatures, Shaker art, and Mexican art. Her book, Counting Kisses, was named one of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids by Scholastic Parent & Child and was a Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. Karen, her husband Gary Richards, and their daughter Lena divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York. Learn more about Karen Katz at KarenKatz.com.

Marion Dane Bauer is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book On My Honor and the New York Times bestseller My Mother Is Mine. Her other titles include A Mama for Owen, If You Were Born a Kitten, Grandmother's Song, and Thank You for Me! She has retired from the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults where she was the first Faculty Chair. She lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and can be reached at MarionDaneBauer.com.

Karen Katz has written and illustrated more than fifty picture books and novelty books including the bestselling Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? After graduating from the Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia, she attended the Yale Graduate School of Art and Architecture where she became interested in folk art, Indian miniatures, Shaker art, and Mexican art. Her book, Counting Kisses, was named one of the 100 Greatest Books for Kids by Scholastic Parent & Child and was a Children’s Book-of-the-Month Club Main Selection. Karen, her husband Gary Richards, and their daughter Lena divide their time between New York City and Saugerties, New York. Learn more about Karen Katz at KarenKatz.com.

Biography

From painting and sculpture to quiltmaking and costume design, Karen Katz has been making art in one form or another all her life. But it was not until she and her husband adopted a baby from Guatemala that she considered a career in children's books. Published in 1997, her debut picture book, Over the Moon, told the story of one adoptive family's happy beginnings in a country far away. Since then, Katz has gone on to create many award-winning picture, board, and novelty books that capture the joys of childhood in simple storylines, vibrant colors, and winsome illustrations. Some include count-down elements (Counting Kisses, Ten Tiny Tickles) or interactive features (Where Is Baby's Belly Button?, Peek-A-Baby); still others introduce holiday traditions (My First Kwanzaa, My First Chinese New Year) or reinforce good habits, manners, or behavior (Excuse Me!, No Biting!, I Can Share).

Perhaps the secret to Katz's success (besides the undeniable appeal of her signature round-headed babies!) can be summed up in this quote taken directly from the author/artist's website: "When an idea for a story pops into my head, I ask these questions: Will a child want to read this book? Will parents want to read this book with their children? Will this book make a child laugh? Will this book make a parent and child feel something? Is there something visual here that will hold a child's interest? Will a child see something in a different way after reading this book? If the answer to any of those questions is 'yes,' then I know I'm on the right track."

Good To Know

Katz explains the difference between designing picture books and board books in this way:
Picture books usually have more words in them but they tell more of a narrative story. Board books are usually simpler. They are generally 6 spreads and are about one concept. When I create a board book, I try to make something that is very interactive for the baby, with flaps and pull tabs and lots of surprises. Board books are a perfect size for a baby's hand to hold and touch. Babies can have an experience all by them selves with a good board book and can also have a good lap-time experience with a mommy or daddy or caregiver. Picture books take a little more care since the pages can rip. With a board book, you can throw it in a stroller, chew on the corners and even wipe off mashed peas.

Katz has received numerous awards for her work, including:

  • Smithsonian, People, and Parent Guide magazines Best Books designation, all 1997, all for Over the Moon
  • Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award nomination, Florida Reading Association Award nomination, and Child magazine Best Book designation, all 2000, all for The Colors of Us
  • National Parenting Publications Gold Award, and Child magazine Best Book designation, both 2001, and Bank Street School Books Committee Best Book designation, 2002, all for Counting Kisses
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award, 2002, for Counting Kisses and Twelve Hats for Lena.
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      1. Education:
        Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia; Yale Graduate School of Art and Architecture
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    • Anonymous

      Posted September 5, 2007

      What a gift!

      I bought this set for my baby boy and as I read them to him I would tickle whatever part (bellybutton, arm) that the books spoke of. He had much fun.

      3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted May 5, 2010

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      Can't go wrong with Karen Katz

      These books were purchased as a gift because I have bought them and many others by Karen Katz for my son and he loves them. The bright colors and bold illustrations are great for very young babies. Two of these books are written in a question/answer format. Young babies like listening to the inflection in your voice as you read this and as the child grows older s/he can learn to lift the flaps and answer the questions. These books are also good for learning basic vocabulary and parts of the body. The flaps have held up well after many readings.

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    • Posted January 23, 2010

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      My stepdaughter and her 9 month old enjoy this book. After a few dozen reading the flaps are still attached! what else can you ask for?

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Posted April 22, 2009

      Great gift

      We gave a co-worker a baby shower. We all decided it would be nice for each one of us to purchase a book rather than a card to go along with her big gift. This set of books was a big hit. They are so cute and colorful they present very well. Another co-worker commented that she had these books and her 2-year old son absolutely loves them.

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    • Posted April 20, 2009

      This 3 book collection is great for children from 9 months old. The child learns to lift up the flaps to discover body parts (i.e. eyes, ears) and while searching for Mommy, finds pets and toys. The flaps are very strong-won't be easily ripped!!

      This is a great collection for little children and can be re-read without them losing interest. I was very surprised that the flaps were connected very well since as you know, a child would easily rip the flap off otherwise. It was a great price and a great idea for a child's book.

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