Where Is Baby's Belly Button?
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Where Is Baby's Belly Button?

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by Karen Katz
     
 

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Karen Katz's classic book is back in an oversize anniversary edition! For the past ten years little ones have loved playing peekaboo with these adorable babies. This lap-size edition has interactive flaps that children will enjoy lifting as they search for Baby's eyes, mouth, belly button, and more!

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Karen Katz's classic book is back in an oversize anniversary edition! For the past ten years little ones have loved playing peekaboo with these adorable babies. This lap-size edition has interactive flaps that children will enjoy lifting as they search for Baby's eyes, mouth, belly button, and more!

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416987338
Publisher:
Little Simon
Publication date:
12/29/2009
Series:
Lift-the-Flap Book Series
Edition description:
Anniversary Edition
Pages:
14
Sales rank:
284,570
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.86(h) x 0.42(d)
Age Range:
Up to 2 Years

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.

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Where Is Baby's Belly Button? 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
Mommy_in_Phoenix More than 1 year ago
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!
lillian13 More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
luckymeme More than 1 year ago
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.
Kahlara More than 1 year ago
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.
KileyWA More than 1 year ago
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.
emilykingSC More than 1 year ago
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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DavidL More than 1 year ago
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.

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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.