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

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In Where Is Baby's Puppy? little ones will love lifting large, sturdy flaps as they search for Baby's pet puppy. Young readers will encounter plenty of other pets?such as a kitten, a goldfish, a turtle, and more?along the way until Baby's puppy is revealed at the very end.

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Overview

In Where Is Baby's Puppy? little ones will love lifting large, sturdy flaps as they search for Baby's pet puppy. Young readers will encounter plenty of other pets—such as a kitten, a goldfish, a turtle, and more—along the way until Baby's puppy is revealed at the very end.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Fans of Karen Katz will enjoy this new lift-the-flap book. Baby is looking for her new puppy and a close look at the cover gives the answer away. However, we go along with baby as she checks out her bed, but the lump is not the puppy; just her cat. Could puppy be behind the shower curtain? Lift the almost full-page-size flap and discover another of baby's pets. How about under the newspaper? Once again it is not her puppy, but just a bowl of goldfish. How about the garden, the trash can or perhaps the laundry basket? Success at last! Sharp-eyed young readers will notice that as baby continues her search her entourage grows. There is plenty to look at, name and count in this board book. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Kirkus Reviews

A canine-centered hide-and-seek serves up another solid entry in Katz's celebration of babies.

Master of lift-the-flaps for little ones, Katz takes a curious tot, with her signature rounded shape and stylish clothes, and sends her on a mission to find a missing pup. A straightforward sentence is all that's needed—"Baby is looking for the new puppy"—and the child is quickly off on the hunt, lifting up newspapers or taking lids off trash cans in her search. Inviting questions elicit thoughtful musings. "Is the puppy behind the shower curtain? / No! / It's my pet turtle! / How did you get in here?" During fiveunsuccessful attempts, a lifted flap reveals a different animal in each location, and the babe's search party grows accordingly. Bold and bright, the flaps are not indestructible (but what flaps are?), and a gatefold opens to a fitting response in the sweetly expected conclusion.

Smiles all around for this winsome addition as a toddler teeters along her path to independence. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416986843
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: 1/4/2011
  • Pages: 14
  • Sales rank: 178,759
  • Age range: 1 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 7.30 (h) x 0.60 (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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