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Baby's Shapes

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by Karen Katz
 

Introducing Karen Katz’s Brand-New Baby, a series of books especially tailored to brand-new babies!

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Introducing Karen Katz’s Brand-New Baby, a series of books especially tailored to brand-new babies!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
In yet another board book, babies are introduced to shapes. There are no surprises among the shapes. As expected there is a circle represented by a clock, ball, pizza, and chocolate chip cookie. Things babies would unsoundly be exposed to. On the next spread, the little one (it is hard to tell the boys from the girls) spots items that are square and then an Asian baby spies rectangles which include a door, a book, and a sponge. An African American child spies triangles which presents a wedge of cheese, a sail on a sailboat, and a wedge of watermelon. The next to last spread introduces four shapes—perhaps indicating that they are less likely to be seen in baby's environment—star, heart, oval, and diamond. All of the shapes are reprised on the final spread. Since there is nothing particularly distinctive about this information most purchasers will buy it because it is part of the "Karen Katz's brand-new baby" series and they really love her art. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Kirkus Reviews
A bevy of Katz's now-trademark circular-headed babies enthusiastically encounter different shapes. "Baby sees circles." The circles represented on the facing page are a clock, a ball, cookies and pizza. This pattern continues through squares, triangles and rectangles, followed by a hodgepodge (star, heart, oval, diamond) that is less successful in communicating the concept. Nothing revolutionary here, but the book's construction makes it stand out. Rather than the usual board pages, these are made of wood with card-stock pages pasted on and acting as hinges. This makes for a pleasantly solid book with pages even the chubbiest baby fingers can manipulate. Refreshingly, the baby on the cover is black; in the interior there is one more black baby and an Asian baby, but the rest are white. Companion titles are Baby's Colors (ISBN: 978-1-4169-9821-1) and Baby's Numbers (978-1-4424-0827-2). (Board book. 6 mos.-18 mos.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416998242
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Pages:
14
Sales rank:
409,444
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 6.00(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
AD340L (what's this?)
Age Range:
1 - 4 Years

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.

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.

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