Peek-a-Baby: A Lift-the-Flap Book/Lap Edition

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Peek-a-Boo! I see you! Play a timeless game with your youngest readers as you read this oversize lap edition of Karen Katz’s Peek-a-Baby!

Who’s behind the hat? Is it you? Peek-a-boo!
Who’s behind the ball? I see you. Peek-a-boo!

In this Karen Katz favorite Baby hides behind many different objects—hands, a door, a curtain, even behind a hat! This adorable book makes the age-old game of peek-a-boo seem like new....

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Overview

Peek-a-Boo! I see you! Play a timeless game with your youngest readers as you read this oversize lap edition of Karen Katz’s Peek-a-Baby!

Who’s behind the hat? Is it you? Peek-a-boo!
Who’s behind the ball? I see you. Peek-a-boo!

In this Karen Katz favorite Baby hides behind many different objects—hands, a door, a curtain, even behind a hat! This adorable book makes the age-old game of peek-a-boo seem like new. It can be played endlessly—because, of course, a child will ask for it over and over again! Now available in a lap-size edition with large, sturdy flaps, this interactive book is the perfect treat for little ones and an ideal read-aloud.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442407909
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: 8/31/2010
  • Pages: 14
  • Sales rank: 957,684
  • Age range: 1 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (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.

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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    • Posted September 19, 2009

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      A Perfect First Book

      I bought several of Karen Katz's books for my new granddaughter. This was the first one we read when she was three days old. She loved the bright colors and the pull up flaps. The pictures are simple for her to relate to and she just enjoyed looking at the pictures even after we finished reading the book. We've read the book over and over already. I'm sure as she gets older she will enjoy it even more.

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    • Anonymous

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      Great book for babies

      My son was given this book at 6 months of age and almost right away it became his favorite. He loves to listen to the story and see the faces of the babies playing 'peek-a-boo' with him. He even tries to help open the flaps now as well to find the babies. A really cute, engaging book for babies!

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