Where Is Baby's Belly Button?

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Where are Baby's hands?
Under the bubbles!
Where are baby's eyes?
Under her hat!
Karen Katz's adorable babies play peekaboo in this delightful interactive book. 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 ...

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Overview

Where are Baby's hands?
Under the bubbles!
Where are baby's eyes?
Under her hat!
Karen Katz's adorable babies play peekaboo in this delightful interactive book. 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
  • Pages: 14
  • Sales rank: 731
  • Age range: 1 - 2 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 7.38 (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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        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 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

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      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 January 22, 2010

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