Mommy Hugs [NOOK Book]

Overview

Count from one to ten as Mommy and baby count their hugs throughout the day. From one nuzzle-wuzzle wake-up hug, to four "I'll always catch you!" sliding hugs, all the way to ten "I love you!" good-night hugs, this book captures some of the special moments mother and child share. In the style of Karen Katz's COUNTING KISSES, this is a simple, fun, bright book that mommies will love to read with their little ones.
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Overview

Count from one to ten as Mommy and baby count their hugs throughout the day. From one nuzzle-wuzzle wake-up hug, to four "I'll always catch you!" sliding hugs, all the way to ten "I love you!" good-night hugs, this book captures some of the special moments mother and child share. In the style of Karen Katz's COUNTING KISSES, this is a simple, fun, bright book that mommies will love to read with their little ones.
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Editorial Reviews

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How many mommy hugs does it take to say I love you? This board book offers an answer we can all embrace.
From The Critics
What child can resist a counting book that uses hugs to teach numbers? Each spread focuses on a number from one to 10 and shows a mother and baby in a special type of embrace, such as "three 'We're off to the park' piggyback hugs" and "five 'Mommy will fix it!' don't-cry hugs." Close-ups of loving expressions and a visual feast of bright patterns give kids plenty to pore over while their moms offer loving hugs of their own. (Ages Birth to 2)
Child magazine's Best Children's Book Awards 2006
Publishers Weekly
As Mother's Day approaches, several titles celebrate matriarchs everywhere. A follow-up to Daddy Hugs 1, 2, 3, Mommy Hugs by Karen Katz incorporates her signature dazzling patterns and candy-bright palette to count up from "one nuzzle-wuzzle wake-up hug" to 10 "I love you... good-night hugs" for a wide-eyed toddler and his or her puppy and teddy bear. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
School Library Journal
PreS-Loving mother/child embraces are counted, from "one nuzzle-wuzzle wake-up hug" to "ten `I love you...' good-night hugs." The baby's day also includes encouraging "two `Choo-choo! Open wide!' yummy hugs" at breakfast, comforting "`I'll always catch you!' sliding hugs" at the park, and so on. Each spread features the number word in lower-case letters, the numeral, and countable heart shapes. Katz's trademark round-headed characters are cheerful and exude warmth. The sunny pictures capture familiar activities, and a playful puppy is part of the scene. The collage, gouache, and colored-pencil illustrations have polka-dot and floral patterns that add visual interest. This book is great for interactive baby storytimes.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416980445
  • Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books
  • Publication date: 11/16/2010
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 673,874
  • Age range: 1 - 2 Years
  • File size: 9 MB

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.

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 December 14, 2011

      cute

      my daughter loves this book!

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    • Posted January 15, 2011

      Highly Recommend

      My son loves this book. Even though its not interactive (yet) with the nook we make it interactive together & its a wonderful Mommy Son bonding book.

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    • Posted June 29, 2009

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      A fun bedtime book

      Well, I use the Daddy Hugs book as I'm the dad, but I bought this for my wife as she likes the interaction between me and my son. It gives us a fun little book with some small activity we can do (without winding him up too much) to build our relationship with our child. We usually end with this book (or Daddy Hugs...depends on whose reading) as it allows us to hug him and put him to bed right after.

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      Posted December 27, 2010

      Really!!! This Book Sucks!!!!!!

      Really!!! This Book Sucks!!!!!!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted April 9, 2009

      No Plot

      There is no plot with this book but I have come across that a lot with children's books. I like how this shows how much mommy loves the little one and counts how many hugs she gives the baby. The only thing I don't like about this book is that it ends suddenly.

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