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Baby Loves Spring!: A Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Book (Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Books) Board book – January 3, 2012


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Baby Loves Spring!
Karen Katz. Little Simon, $6.99 (14p) ISBN 978-1-4424-2745-7

One of Katz’s characteristically cherubic babies explores the delights of spring, ready for the inevitable spring shower in a yellow raincoat. Large flaps reveal the answers to questions like, “What is squiggling in the dirt?” (in this case, rows of “wiggly worms” smile at the girl from behind one flap). A fluffy cloud flap shows “big raindrops” as a storm rolls in (to the baby’s delight), and a resultant puddle contains “Funny little frogs! Croak! Croak!” Katz’s crayon accents and cheery collages deliver an uplifting and accessible primer on the season for inquisitive toddlers.

--Publishers Weekly, December 12, 2011

BABY LOVES SPRING!
Author: Katz, Karen
Illustrator: Katz, Karen

Review Issue Date: July 1, 2012
Online Publish Date: June 13, 2012
Publisher:Simon & Schuster
Pages: 14
Price ( Hardcover ): $6.99
Publication Date: January 1, 2012
ISBN ( Hardcover ): 978-1-4424-2745-7
Category: Picture Books

A toddler in bright red galoshes and a rubber-duck yellow raincoat splashes through her world.
Her yard is her domain. All by herself, the little one peers behind or jumps through the lush outdoors, abetted by sturdy-enough flaps. “What is squiggling in the dirt? / [lift flap] Here are some wiggly worms!” Other flaps offer surprises best viewed from a distance; leaves cover robins in the tree, and the rain falls from behind the cloud. The final spread opens the gate and shows everything uncovered previously. The little tyke’s exuberance is convincingly childlike: “Oh no! Those are big raindrops!” The substantial flaps are clearly identifiable and easy to manipulate for tots just gaining dexterity. The straightforward question-and-answer format invites participation as well. Bright, swirling patterns on butterflies and polka-dot frogs add a gentle whimsy. Companion Baby Loves Summer serves up fun in the sun with the delightful squirt of a hose and the same effortless interactive elements.
Cheery characters in bright spring shades usher in the season. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)
Kirkus Reviews, July 1, 2012

About the Author

Karen Katz has written and illustrated more than fifty picture books and novelty books, including her bestselling Where Is Baby’s Belly Button? She splits her time between Manhattan and Saugerties, New York, with her husband and daughter.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 - 4 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Series: Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Books
  • Board book: 14 pages
  • Publisher: Little Simon; Ltf Brdbk edition (January 3, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1442427450
  • ISBN-13: 978-1442427457
  • Product Dimensions: 6.6 x 0.5 x 7.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,059 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Check out my newest book WIGGLE YOUR TOES! A Book to pull,fluff, and wiggle!

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.

Customer Reviews

Cute pictures and bright colors!
Mrs. Allen
I would recomend this book to all that have small cildren and they will learn to read or love to read.
Anne E. Handelong
My little one has reached the flap book stage, and she loves these Karen Katz books.
Marchmolly

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By P Kathleen Calkins on February 17, 2014
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Such a treat for little ones to "lift the flaps" and participate in discovering the story. All the books in this series are delightful!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Shaun Lakeberg on June 4, 2014
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Our daughter loves lifting the flaps. Book is good quality as are all the other Karen Katz "Where is/are Baby's" books
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By DoctorMom777 on June 2, 2014
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My 2 1/2 year old loves these lift the flap books...vibrant colors, surprises behind every flap, glitter and sparkes at the final page...we buy all Karen Katz writes.
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By Greg on May 4, 2014
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I bought this book for my granddaughter who is almost two. Her parents say she loves having it read to her.
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We have these books for every season and they are wonderful for babies in the 9-24 months range (at least, that is when all 3 of my toddler-preschool age children seemed to enjoy and engage with them the most). It is a series of simple questions, answered by pulling flaps out or down to reveal the answer (and teach seasonal vocabulary words). Great little books with bright, sunny illustrations!
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By Donna on April 15, 2014
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This is a wonderful lift the flap book for infants and one year olds. A great book with the right colors and simple shapes.
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As a teacher I naturally want my daughter to have the head start to learning, and a love for books. She loves turning the pages and lifting the flaps to reveal "what's behind..." She finds the colors to be exciting too.
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adorable and makes great Easter basket gift, I couldn't wait to and had to give it to my one year old grandson who just loves pop ups and loves this one.
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