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

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Overview

Baby made a valentine for Mommy. Where could it be?
Is it behind the lamp? No, those are pretty, sparkly flowers!
It's a shiny, glittering delight as you lift the sturdy flaps to help Baby find her very special valentine.

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Overview

Baby made a valentine for Mommy. Where could it be?
Is it behind the lamp? No, those are pretty, sparkly flowers!
It's a shiny, glittering delight as you lift the sturdy flaps to help Baby find her very special valentine.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Cupid delivers Valentines for youngest book lovers just in time for February 14. Where Is Baby's Valentine? by Karen Katz boasts a sparkly red heart on the cover and flaps to lift as Baby searches the house for a Valentine surprise. Ages 1-4. (Dec.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Like her other board books, this one has large flaps to be lifted. To celebrate Valentine's Day, the cover showcases a bright and shiny red heart. Baby is on the hunt for her special valentine and a little clue peeks out from behind the chair, but it is just a bunch of shiny balloons. The hunt continues as Baby looks under a blanket, under a pillow, and in the cupboard, until we reach Baby's room. There, the triple page spread shows the big red heart from the cover as Baby's gift to her mother. The flaps are sturdy so this book should stand up to plenty of use by babies and toddlers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416909712
  • Publisher: Little Simon
  • Publication date: 12/26/2006
  • Edition description: LIFTFLAP
  • Pages: 14
  • Sales rank: 262,330
  • Age range: 1 - 4 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 7.00 (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 February 21, 2010

      COZY READING WITH MY GRANDDAUGHTER

      This collection has been wonderful to share with our grandchild. She loves to "sit on our laps and lift the flaps". She has been able to enjoy these books with her own little hands since about six months old.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 9, 2009

      Cute!

      My one year old granddaughter has been a fan of Karen's books since she could focus her eyes. They are fun and she like to reread them plenty.

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    • Posted January 24, 2009

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      The Perfect Valentine Gift For Your Child

      Where Is Baby's Valentine is the perfect gift for your toddler this time of year. Another Karen Katz classic made even more interesting and interactive with the flip-ups. It's an adorable book with a lot of heart.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted March 30, 2009

      Great book!

      My 13 month od daughter loves this book. She loves the lift and flap books. All of Karen Katz's books are very appropriate especially for younger toddlers.

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    • Posted March 16, 2009

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      My 1 year old loves this book!!!

      Great book, awesome colors! She always brings be the book to read to her!

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