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Where Is Baby's Mommy?

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Is Mommy behind the chair?
Is Mommy behind the plant?

Join baby as he plays hide-and-seek with Mommy. The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps in this delightful interactive book are perfect for parents and children to share.

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Overview

Is Mommy behind the chair?
Is Mommy behind the plant?

Join baby as he plays hide-and-seek with Mommy. The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps in this delightful interactive book are perfect for parents and children to share.

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Editorial Reviews

Leonard S. Marcus
Hide-and-seek, anyone? Look under or behind the large paper flaps and help an adorable toddler in polka dots find his mother in this pattern-filled board book.
Parents Magazine
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A lift-the-flap format invites toddlers to join in a game of hide-and-seek in Where Is Baby's Mommy? by Karen Katz. A child clad in red overalls leads a search for Mommy behind a green closet door and under a checked tablecloth in the kitchen before discovering her under a blanket in the bedroom. ( Apr.) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Children's Literature
Hide-and-seek is lots of fun and this baby is playing the game with his mother. He looks in the closet, behind a big overstuffed chair, under the table and finally under the covers on Mommy's bed, where the clever Mom has hidden and probably enjoyed a little rest. As the cute little boy lifts the flaps, he spies lots of his toys, beginning with his red wagon in the closet. While his adventure continues he adds the items found behind the flaps to his wagon. By the time he finds Mommy, his wagon is full. A board book that will be entertaining and fun for both caregiver and baby. 2001, Little Simon, $5.99. Ages 1 to 3. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780689835612
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: 4/1/2001
  • Series: Lift-the-Flap Books Series
  • Edition description: Repackage
  • Pages: 14
  • Sales rank: 77,227
  • Age range: 1 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (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 April 20, 2009

      Great Book

      Love the book! My 15 month old daughter loves all of the Karen Katz lift and fold books. The only negative with the book is my daughter can rip the lift and fold pages very easily. I'm sure that wouldn't be as much of an issue with an older toddler.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted August 1, 2007

      This is how it starts!

      Once a child is introduced to hide-and-seek, he or she never stops playing, and this book can help make that happen.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted April 30, 2004

      Wonderful and simple

      My 25-month-old daughter enjoys this book. It makes her curious and makes her laugh. It's fun to find books like this that appeal to her; I hope it will lead her along the path to a lifelong love of reading.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 24, 2003

      Daughter's Favorite Book

      My 22 month old daughter asks for this one to be read dozens of times every day. She absolutely loves to tell me what's behind the flaps before she lifts them. A great peek-a-boo type story.

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