Princess Baby, Night-Night [NOOK Book]

Overview

Poor Princess Baby. It’s bedtime, but she isn’t sleepy in this adorable follow-up to the first Princess Baby book. After all, there is so much a princess baby needs to do. PJs need to be put on, toys need to be put away, the perfect book needs to be chosen, and her beloved subjects need to brush their teeth! It’s a very busy time in Princess Baby’s room. Young readers will want to climb into their own beds when our pint-sized heroine finally pulls up the covers and goes ...
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Overview

Poor Princess Baby. It’s bedtime, but she isn’t sleepy in this adorable follow-up to the first Princess Baby book. After all, there is so much a princess baby needs to do. PJs need to be put on, toys need to be put away, the perfect book needs to be chosen, and her beloved subjects need to brush their teeth! It’s a very busy time in Princess Baby’s room. Young readers will want to climb into their own beds when our pint-sized heroine finally pulls up the covers and goes “night-night.”
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Editorial Reviews

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For Princess Baby, the bedtime chore list is practically endless: 1. Put on pajamas. 2. Toys need to be put away. 3. The best picture book ever has to be chosen for reading. 4. Teeth must be brushed. 5. The blankets have to be arranged in just the right way. Young readers and their parents will instantly identify with this pre-Slumberland routine. We can't think of a more appropriate "night night" book.
Children's Literature - Ali Fell
This is a sweet story told in a sweet way in a few words. As Princess is asked by her parents if she has accomplished various ready-for-bed tasks, she answers yes as she performs the tasks for her stuffed toys rather than herself! Princess is a delightful little girl who radiates the love that she has received from her parents. The last picture, in particular, is a heart-warmer! This book is targeted to young children who appreciate story repetition. Fortunately, many parents will find that reading this story over and over is a pleasure and is just the right length for a short sleepy-time event. The writing is large and many young school age readers should be able to read the story to younger siblings. The illustrations are colorful, simple, large, and attractive. Perhaps best might be the moment when parents discover that their child is imitating the good pre-sleeping skills exhibited by Princess. Reviewer: Ali Fell
School Library Journal

PreS-K

In this successor to Princess Baby (Random, 2008), the feisty, independent-minded heroine is asked various questions during her preparations for bedtime. "Princess Baby, did you pick up all your toys?" "Yes, I picked them up," she responds, and is shown cuddling all of her stuffed animals at once. Although Princess Baby protests that she is not tired, a satisfying conclusion shows her asleep on the floor after reading books to her stuffed animals and tucking them in. As in the earlier title, fuchsia and other rosy tones dominate the illustrations. Purchase if the first book has a following.-Blair Christolon, Prince William Public Library System, Manassas, VA

From the Publisher
“As enticing as a glittery petticoat.”—Publishers Weekly

“The overall effect is eminently appealing to young readers and princess fans alike. This sparkly, lighthearted tale is bound to enchant hopeful young ladies-in-waiting.”—Kirkus Reviews

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780385378505
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 2/25/2014
  • Series: Princess Baby
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: NOOK Kids
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 498,000
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • File size: 16 MB
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Meet the Author

Karen Katz
Karen Katz is the author and illustrator of numerous books for children, including Princess Baby; Counting Kisses; Daddy Hugs; Mommy Hugs; Toes, Ears and Nose; and Where’s Baby’s Mommy?. Her bestselling book is a board book, Where’s Baby’s Bellybutton?, which has sold close to a million copies. She lives in New York, New York.

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 January 9, 2010

      Love it!!!

      My little girl and I love reading this book together...Great for roll playing too. It is fun and easy for my 3 year old to read, it's her favorite book of all.

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    • Posted July 15, 2009

      CUTE CUTE!

      My daughter loves this book! It's great for bedtime and she LOVES anything to do with princesses!!

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    • Anonymous

      Posted May 2, 2009

      Wonderful bedtime book!

      This is a wonderful bedtime book for any little girl that she will want to read over and over again!

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    • Posted April 22, 2009

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      Cute, Cute Story

      This is such a cute story. And it totally reminds me of my niece. I am sure that my daughter will be just like the charactor soon enough. It's already become a favorite bedtime story.

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    • Posted March 25, 2009

      CUTE!!!

      This book is an excellent example of Karen Katz's endearing stories. I have almost all of her books, but Princess Baby Night-Night is THE book that I read to my 21 month old daughter every night, even if we indulge her with other stories. Its become part of our bedtime routine...

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    • Posted March 17, 2009

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      Princess Baby Goes to Sleep!

      I started buying my niece these books shortly after she was a year old beginning with Counting Kisses by Karen Katz. With her love of princesses, she absolutely loved the first book, Princess Baby. This book is a sequel to that one, and just as enchanting.
      Princess Baby, Night-Night, is a story about the Princess Baby getting ready for bed, as she brushes her teeth and her dolls and stuffed animals' teeth, cleans up her toys, etc..For those of us without children, this is complete explanation of why it takes so long to put one's children to bed.
      I would definitely recommend this book!

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    • Posted March 9, 2009

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      Great for your little princess

      My little girl is convinced she is a princess, and while I didn't like the original book as much because she seemed whiny, this one is cute. Each page the mother or father (it's not identified as I remember) asks the little girl if she's doing one of the steps for going to bed, and each step she says yes because she's helping her toys get ready for bed. It's very cute and we had lots of fun reading and talking about it.

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