Where Is Baby's Belly Button?

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Overview

Karen Katz's adorable babies play peekaboo in this delightful interactive book.

Where are Baby's hands?
Under the bubbles!
Where are baby's eyes?
Under her hat!

The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps are perfect for parents and children to share.

"Where are baby's hands? Under the ...

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Overview

Karen Katz's adorable babies play peekaboo in this delightful interactive book.

Where are Baby's hands?
Under the bubbles!
Where are baby's eyes?
Under her hat!

The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps are perfect for parents and children to share.

"Where are baby's hands? Under the bubbles...where are baby's eyes? under her hat!"

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
In this clever, multicultural "peek-a-boo" board book, babies and toddlers can lift a flap to find out the answer to questions such as "Where are baby's eyes?" ("Under her hat!") Round-faced, engaging babies of different nationalities are illustrated with warm skin tones and are dressed in brightly-colored clothing. One holds a cup over her mouth, another has his hands hidden under the bubbles in his bath, and one has his feet tucked behind his cat. Simple yet appealing, this will allow toddlers to show off their knowledge of the human body and the clever flaps will delight babies. 2000, Little Simon/Simon & Schuster, . Ages 4 mo. to 2. Reviewer: Cherri Jones
Leonard S. Marcus
Younger kids will delight in the surprises hidden inside this board book. Flaps lift up to reveal a baby's eyes, feet, mouth, bare belly, and hands-and a fetching face peeks back from every page. It's as fun as a game of peekaboo.
Parenting Magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689835605
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Series: Lift-the-Flap Books Series
  • Edition description: Repackage
  • Pages: 14
  • Sales rank: 848
  • Age range: 1 - 2 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 7.38 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Katz
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.

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    1. Education:
      Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia; Yale Graduate School of Art and Architecture
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  • Posted July 7, 2010

    My Son's Favorite Book!

    My son is almost 4 mos old, and this is easily his favorite book! He LOVES the big bright colorful pages. I can see his eyes light up each time I turn a page as he soaks up each bright color. It really grabs his attention and gets him cooing! I actually keep this book in his diaper bag for outings and for times that I need to turn a frown upside down. This book works for that, too! :o) Well worth it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 12, 2010

    One of our favorites!

    This book has been so loved by my two children, that I've also given it as a gift. Surprisingly, after use by two children the flaps are all still on. That's part good construction and part good supervision around flap books. This book can be reread many times at one sitting. I think it is very engaging because after you find the body part on the picture in the page, the child can find it on herself and then on you. The book is easy to use for teaching facial features and body parts. Plus, babies and toddlers love looking at pictures of babies. I would highly recommend this book for babies and toddlers.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2009

    great grandbaby gift!

    My grandbaby loves the easy flip quality of these books, as well as the sturdy cardboard pages. It makes it easy for her to grasp and turn the pages as we read to her - over and over (and over!). the pictures are colorful and cute.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 25, 2009

    Children love this one.

    It is fun to read this book with children or grandchildren. They learn anatomy and will pick this book over and over to read again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 2, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    My daughter loves this book

    Again, again. My daughter loves lifting the flaps and seeing where baby's eyes, belly button, etc. are hiding. Has helped learning where her own parts are too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 18, 2015

    Great book but flaps are too thin.

    The concepts in this book are great for children learning object permanence. The only negative is the flaps that you lift up are really thin. My 9 month old bent and tore the flaps the first time we read the book.

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

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    This book is a favorite at our house!  My one year old brings it

    This book is a favorite at our house!  My one year old brings it to us at least five times a day to read.  She loves lifting the flaps herself and pointing at the babies.Highly recommend!

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  • Posted November 27, 2008

    I Also Recommend:

    Highly recommended,

    I have three kids and this book is at the moment the favorite one in our house. Books like this one are a God-send. It is a series of flap pages with big bright easy-to-read text. After one reads the text, they can flip up the flap and reveal the part of the body being taught on the page. It is constructed of cardboard and heavy card stock. It asks a series of questions of "Where is baby's ..., and when you and your baby lift the flap there is the belly button, or nose or whatever. The baby in the pictures always looks so happy that your baby will laugh and laugh. The bright colorful illustrations serve to bring out the text and allow easy recognition of the body parts. <BR/><BR/>I highly recommend this book for all mother's with small children. My recommendation for older kids (around 10) is Why Some Cats are Rascals

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2008

    Love it!!

    I bought this book for my 10 month-old son last month and it has become his absolute favorite. When he sees me pull it out he starts to crack up!!! I highly recommend it. Its a great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2007

    Colorful, flip book

    Sturdy board book with colorful drawings of babies with parts of their body hidden. Good for toddlers to lift flaps and find the hidden body part and learn body part names. Keeps my two month old's attention. Good baby shower gift or gift for toddler. - Noga Delshad

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2006

    Savana and Grammy's favorite

    I gave this book to my grandaughter for her 1st birthday and it has been her favorite ever since. It has helped her to identify her body parts and she loves lifting the flaps to see what is under them. She is 17 months old and still picks it out first when she comes to Grammy's house.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2005

    Prefers this book to his toys

    My 5 month old son loves this book it seems more than his toys or any of his dozens of other books! During the nighttime whining or fussiness period when no toys seem to keep him occupied, I just pull out this book and we'll read it together 7 - 8 times. He bats at the pictures and even tries to grab the flaps to pull as he is beginning to know what to expect. Super super book and we highly recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2005

    Great interactive book

    My son wont sit still for you to read him most books..But he loves books where he can get involved. This is one. He loves uncovering whats behind the flaps..He will bring the book to you all You have to say is ' Where is your belly button book?' The art work is great too!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2005

    Love Karen Katz books!!

    My daughter absolutely LOVED this book. It helped her to know her body parts too. All of Karen Katz's books are a hit in our home. My oldest is 2 1/2 and she'll still have us read them...and now she reads them to us!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 10, 2004

    Very cute!

    My son is 23 months. He loves this book, never tires of it. The art is high-quality and attractive, like a quilt pattern in a way. The book helps a toddler think about the location of things like his belly button. It's sweet and right on for what a toddler enjoys.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2003

    Great for Infants

    My daughter (now 11 months) has loved this book since she was 4 months old. We first used it to play peek-a-boo, and by 7 months she had all of the flaps memorized and lifted them herself. She still loves it at 11 months.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2003

    Fun Learning for Toddlers!

    This adorable book cleverly/subtly instructs little ones on the parts of the body. It's a big hit with my preschoolers--and I don't mind reading it frequently.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2003

    This adorable interactive book teaches body parts and more.

    Every once in a while, I come across a book that appeals to the adult in me, because it¿s educational, artistic, amusing or perhaps all the above, but what fascinates me is when my son discovers the real value in a work, and teaches me a thing or two along the way. To adults ¿Where is the Baby¿s Belly Button¿ written and illustrated by Karen Katz appears to be a simple 14-page book that teaches body parts, but to children it¿s much more. This nifty little board book is essentially a peek-a-boo book with flaps. It measures approximately 8 ¼¿ x 7 ½¿ x ½ ¿, and is constructed of cardboard with heavy card stock for the lift and flaps. The images are simply illustrated, yet brightly colored with creatively contrasted backgrounds that produce interest. The text appears on the left side of the book with bold, solid colored backdrops that emphasis the large black printing, and compliment the illustrations on the opposing page. The writing consists of short, four or five word sentences, such as, ¿Where are baby¿s eyes?¿ The reader lifts the flap and it says, ¿Under the hat.¿ The picture shows a baby hiding under a hat, when the flap is lifted the baby¿s face is revealed. She is pointing to her eyes. ¿Where is the Baby¿s Belly Button¿ has been one of my son¿s most requested books for a year now; he¿s nearly two-years old. He lovingly refers to this book as the ¿baby¿ book, and he has taught me that he has learned where his eyes, mouth, belly button, feet, and hands are, in addition to understanding the meaning of the words, hat, cup, shirt, cat, bubbles and WHERE. The question, ¿Where?¿ comes out of his mouth probably 20 or 30 times everyday, and I am certain it¿s because of this book. I wish the flaps were made of a heavier card stock as they have become creased over time, which is expected with use, but also preventable with a heavier stock. This book has been a huge hit, and one I haven¿t gotten tired of reading over and over again. I recommend this book for one-year olds and up as the interactive feature, (lifting of the flaps) is too advanced for younger babies, however an infant would probably find the images fascinating all the same.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2002

    Sure to put a smile on your child's face

    My son, 13 months old, absolutely loves this book. He can turn the pages and lift the flaps while we read th words to him. He loves to be part of reading the story and smiles when he sees what is behind each flap. The colors are bright and clear and eye catching. A definite favorite at our house at bedtime.

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    Posted December 9, 2008

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