Where Is Baby's Christmas Present?: A Lift-the-Flap Book

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Baby is looking everywhere for the Christmas present—but where can it be? Little ones will love lifting the large, sturdy flaps to reveal special, holiday surprises: Christmas cookies, candy canes, ornaments, and more! Babies are sure to love this Christmas treat!

6 5/8 X 7 3/8 board book has rounded corners. Includes 6 large, sturdy flaps.

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Overview

Baby is looking everywhere for the Christmas present—but where can it be? Little ones will love lifting the large, sturdy flaps to reveal special, holiday surprises: Christmas cookies, candy canes, ornaments, and more! Babies are sure to love this Christmas treat!

6 5/8 X 7 3/8 board book has rounded corners. Includes 6 large, sturdy flaps.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Baby is having a great time looking for his Christmas present. There are several full-page and smaller flaps to lift to help Baby with his search. The present is not in the closet, but there are holiday ornaments stored there. Perhaps it is under the wrapping paper—no just some pretty angels? Could it be in the gingerbread house or under Baby's pillow? Of course not, there is only one place for Baby's present—under the Christmas tree. Baby is dressed in a red sleeper and matching cap decorated with snowflakes. All the items associated with the Christmas holiday are prominently displayed and even a plate of cookies that looks too good to pass up. The foil wrapped present on the cover of this board book will catch young eyes. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416971450
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: 10/6/2009
  • Pages: 14
  • Sales rank: 647,267
  • Age range: 1 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 7.30 (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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      1. Education:
        Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia; Yale Graduate School of Art and Architecture
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    • Posted December 31, 2011

      A little disappointed

      This book is cute until the baby finds the present. What is disappointing is that once the present is found, there is no flap to see what is in it. My granddaughter enjoyed opening the flaps throughout the book and was frustrated when there was no flap on the last page. It was a let-down.

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    • Posted December 31, 2011

      Fun book!

      My Grandchildren never tire of lifting the flaps. It seems to give them a sense of participating in the reading process.

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    • Posted December 19, 2009

      Another cute Karen Katz book.

      My baby loves the books by Karen Katz. They have great pictures and few words on each page which makes them easy reads with little ones who like to turn pages. The Christmas book was fun for my little one who only had to look at it a few times to remember what was on each page. I definitely will continue to buy these books!

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      Cutest book!

      This book is so cute that young children will love it! The pictures are exciting and keeps young ones entertained when it's read to them. My little neice loves it and when I read it to her, it puts a smile on her face everytime. I definitely recommend this book especially as a gift.

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