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A brand? new ballerina novelty book from Karen Katz!

The ballerina star on the cover of this irresistible novelty board book has on a real tulle tutu! Inside, she is a fluttery butterfly with shimmering lam? wings, a toe-tapping cowgirl with a sequin vest, a dancing princess in a sparkly gown, and more. Toddlers will love touching the sparkly textures as well as copying all the dance moves.

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Overview

A brand? new ballerina novelty book from Karen Katz!

The ballerina star on the cover of this irresistible novelty board book has on a real tulle tutu! Inside, she is a fluttery butterfly with shimmering lamé wings, a toe-tapping cowgirl with a sequin vest, a dancing princess in a sparkly gown, and more. Toddlers will love touching the sparkly textures as well as copying all the dance moves.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780448448497
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 7/17/2008
  • Pages: 14
  • Age range: 2 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.48 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Katz 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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    • Posted October 13, 2009

      Good tactile book

      My 9 month old loves all the fabric to touch in the book...however, the book is very short.

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    • Posted September 5, 2009

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      great tactile pages from classic Katz

      My 1 year old loves this -- she goes to sleep with this book.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted June 20, 2009

      Cute book

      My baby granddaughter was 4 months old when I got her this book. She seemed interested in the book - likes my turning of the pages, looking at the colors. I placed her hand on the different textures and she was interested. I think she will grow into this book and those like it. We already had many, many baby books but I wanted one more "girly" for my first granddaughter. (forgive me but I want frill and pink for her for a while!).

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