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A Potty for Me! Hardcover – January 1, 2005
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About 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.
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I have always been interested in folk art from around the world, Indian miniatures, Mexican ceramics, fabrics, Chagall, Matisse, children's art, and primitive painting, and I love to paint and experiment with pattern, texture, collage and color. The careers I've had--as a costume designer, a quilt maker, a fabric artist, and a graphic designer--have taken all these interests into account. Looking back, I can see that these passions and career choices have played a large part in influencing me to become a children's book author and illustrator.
But most importantly, it was after my husband and I adopted our daughter from Guatemala that I was inspired to do a children's book for her. My first book, Over the Moon, was the story of that magical experience of welcoming our daughter Lena into our lives. I painted, I drew, I collaged, and I wrote, and after working very hard... a beautiful book was born! Twenty-two books later, my daughter--now fourteen years old--still is an inspiration for me.
I am fascinated by babies and little kids. The simplest words and gestures can make them laugh. Sometimes standing in line at the supermarket and watching kids in grocery carts, my best ideas are born.
I am fascinated by people from all over the world and what they look like and how they live and the differences that make us all unique.
When an idea pops into my head I ask these questions:
Will a child want to read this book?
Will a parent want to read this book with their child?
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 is yes, then I know I'm on the right track.
I am very lucky to get to do what I do. Everyday I go into my studio and have fun. Don't get me wrong, some days are very frustrating. Sometimes the colors are all wrong and the words don't sound right. But after I work at it for a while...and try to do it a different way...and think...and change the words or colors...and try some more...suddenly, there it is--a great page of writing, or a great illustration. And nothing is more satisfying than that.
Top Customer Reviews
My daughter asks me to read this book to her over and over again, every night. As for the lift the flap concept, it's not exactly what you would expect. It's more like a page that folds out to another page. Picture a storybook with a centerfold on each page. I guess that's the easiest way of describing it. That little piece of interaction helps keep the little ones' attention.
This is an excellent book and I highly recommend it. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
I think that "Once upon a Potty" is a much more positive book. But sadly it is fairly wordy so we have to skip a lot. Wish there was a better option.
Also it is NOT an instruction manual. Doesn't give clear instructions at all.
First, it's not a lift-the-flap. The pages are more like centerfolds. The pages can get creased and overlap into each other if you don't close the page before moving on to the next one. Very annoying. It's better off being just a regular book.
Second, from the cover, it looks like the book is gender neutral. But it's not. It's a "pee-pee" book. Doesn't mention "poo-poo." It could relate better to a girl, who pees sitting down, than to a boy.
Third, it has bad grammar. I know kids sometimes interchange "me" and "I". It's cute, but why reinforce wrong usage in a book. Baby sitters read to my kids too. I'm sure they know about the incorrect grammar. But still I pasted an "I" over the "me," as they might read the book verbatim.
Fourth, it's too wordy. There I five to six pages of drawings. And multiply that by 2 to include the "flaps." First three pages are introduction. Last two are the "main event" and the child congratulating herself. In between are 5 or so boring pages. Though the drawings are colorful, and I did try to make the story more interesting, my second child, a little girl, just breezed through it. She tore a page, I taped it up, and put it on the top shelf.
"A Potty for Me!" is not for us.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I didn't think the illustrations and story were great, for the lesson it was trying to provide, but that's only my personal opinion. Toddler was not interested.Published 7 days ago by halo32
great book for my daughter to see what to do while on the potty. Love Karen Katz!Published 17 days ago by lamama
Grand daughter loves this book and wants it at every potty visit. Only complaint is she really focuses on the "I'm not ready yet" parts, and when we get there, she says... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Monica Rouse
The rhyming and colors are very beautiful, but this book DOES NOT HELP potty train. After reading this book a 2y/o (who is now 3, and still not potty trained) she has concluded... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Rashawn Parker
cute book toddler loves for me to read it since he is currently in the potty training stage.Published 1 month ago by TinyMumMa
my toddler is getting ready for potty training and he loves this book. He fallows me to the potty now and recites some of the words and isn't affraid of the potty anymore. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christine Nicholas
The baby loves this. I mean loves it so much it's all mangled. I wish the book was made thicker because she rips the pages from flipping this so much. Read morePublished 2 months ago by T. L.