Princess Baby on the Go

Overview

Karen Katz’s adorable young heroine now stars in her own lift-the-flap board book!

Help Princess Baby pack her bag—she’s going to Grandma’s for a sleepover! But she’s not quite ready—she’s still searching for something very important. Look under her pillow, peek into her dress-up trunk, and check behind the door in this sweet and simple board book, complete with a handle—perfect for little princesses to carry to their own sleepovers!

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Overview

Karen Katz’s adorable young heroine now stars in her own lift-the-flap board book!

Help Princess Baby pack her bag—she’s going to Grandma’s for a sleepover! But she’s not quite ready—she’s still searching for something very important. Look under her pillow, peek into her dress-up trunk, and check behind the door in this sweet and simple board book, complete with a handle—perfect for little princesses to carry to their own sleepovers!

Parents and older siblings who loved the Princess Baby and Princess Baby, Night-Night picture books can now share Princess Baby with the preschoolers in the house. This board book’s simple text and warm, colorful illustrations are just right for toddlers.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
It is off to Grandma's for the night and Princess Baby, gold crown and all is packing her suitcase. As she is looking for something special, she finds her slippers, pajamas, book of fairy tales, and royal wand. In they go, but still something is missing. Can you guess what might be behind the last flap? With princesses all the rage, along with the color pink, this board book with its cut-out handle may be making a few trips to grandma's. It should have special appeal to those who are big fans of Karen Katz, since her artwork is quite recognizable. A lift-the flap book. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375856648
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 8/24/2010
  • Series: Princess Baby Series
  • Pages: 14
  • Sales rank: 188,523
  • Age range: 3 months - 3 years
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 11.04 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Katz is the author and illustrator of numerous books for children, including Princess Baby; the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Book Award winner Princess Baby, Night-Night; Counting Kisses; Daddy Hugs; Mommy Hugs; Toes, Ears, & Nose!; Where Is Baby’s Mommy?; and the bestselling Where Is Baby’s Belly Button?

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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