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Baby's Box of Fun: A Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Gift Set: Where Is Baby's Bellybutton?; Where Is Baby's Mommy?: Toes, Ears, & Nose! Board book – Box set, December 1, 2004


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Baby's Box of Fun: A Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Gift Set: Where Is Baby's Bellybutton?; Where Is Baby's Mommy?: Toes, Ears, & Nose! + Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 1 - 4 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool and up
  • Board book: 44 pages
  • Publisher: Little Simon; Boxed Set edition (December 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0689038623
  • ISBN-13: 978-0689038624
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 6.9 x 7.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,388 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

Marion Dane Bauer is the author of many books for young readers, including the Newbery Honor book On My Honor and the New York Times bestseller My Mother Is Mine. Her other titles include A Mama for Owen, If You Were Born a Kitten, Grandmother's Song, and Thank You for Me! She has retired from the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults where she was the first Faculty Chair. She lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, and can be reached at MarionDaneBauer.com.

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.

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This is a great gift set of Karen Katz's childrens' books.
Andrea Schreiner
The illustrations are bright and cute -- highly recommend these books -- especially the lift the flap -- she LOVES them.
SMM - a reader
My daughter loves Karen Katz books and will bring the whole box over to us to read many times a day.
jensan

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Craig VINE VOICE on February 9, 2005
Format: Board book
Take Karen Katz's fantastic illustrations, combine them with a simple lift-the-flap story, and you've got a set that should provide hours of fun for your baby.

This set includes 3 of her more popular titles. Belly Button and Toes both talk about different body parts, while the third book is a hide-and-seek game between Mommy and baby. The first 2 are useful in introducing children to names for their body parts, and all 3 will amuse even younger babies simply because of the drawings. Our 7-month-old is too young to grasp the concept of noses, tummies, etc., but she loves to pull the flaps and to make excited noises when she sees the illustrations of the babies.

You'd think that these might wear out their welcome quickly, but that hasn't been my personal experience. I've found that kids will continue going back to these ones over and over again. An inexpensive and worthwhile purchase.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Z Hayes HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 14, 2006
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I began reading these books when my daughter was a baby, and now that she is 14 months old, she brings the books to me to read to her! She loves lifting the flaps to see what's concealed underneath, and when I ask her "Where's Baby's Nose, etc" , she's able to point to the different body parts. I think these books are not only entertaining but very educational, and I can't recommend them highly enough!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Love My Katie on May 16, 2010
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The books were very sweet, colorful, cute and really does teach body parts. However, unlike other lift-the-flap books the flaps are glued on and not cutouts of the page like other books. My daughter is 15 months and immediately ripped several flaps off just lifting them up too roughly. I tried to glue them back but she just ripped them off again. This book is made for babies/toddlers but doesn't withstand their normal activity.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By mcrandee on October 27, 2005
Format: Board book
Karen Katz books are awesome! My daughter has had several of them since birth, and is now two, and picks them off the bookshelf to read almost everynight. By lifting the flaps, she really feels she is participating in the story. She's pretty gentle, and rougher kids may pull/rip the flaps. Note - the flaps seem to be bigger and sturdier - and the stories better - in the books both written AND illustrated by Karen Katz. LOVE her books!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Gerald Hawkins on February 7, 2010
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My 16-month-old loves playing along with the story by lifting the flaps--but unlike with "Dear Zoo" (a highly recommended lift-the-flap book), in this set the flaps are simply glued on by a thin strip of the flap. Roughly once per read, he tugs too hard and pulls a flap out of the book. I certainly would have paid more for this set if it were properly made.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By enamel_pearl on March 4, 2005
Format: Board book
I got this for my son when he was just 14 months. He's now 18 months and still love the book. He always get excited whenever I showed him the books. He would right away sit on the loveseat and would even leave a space for me to sit at. He's very fascinated with the flaps. He just can't wait for the next page to come so he could see under the flaps. There's always a lot of giggles and smiles on his face on every turn of the page. We both love this. My husband would read this to him over and over while I clean up after dinner. This never flunk us. It keeps him entertained for hours. I am also glad I bought this for it helped develop my son's interest to books. This is one of the first set of books I bought for him. I believe this is one of his favorites. He just can't let go of Katz' creations.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K cubed on October 26, 2005
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The colorful, cute pictures (not to mention the flaps) capture the attention of my 13 month old son every time we open one of these books! When I first got the set I thought it appeared to be a bit "girly" (pink and flowery) but my son loves the bright colors and simple illustrations. The only issue I have is that my son is too rough with the flaps, so I've also encorporated the teaching of "gentle" as we read these books! Overall, great set and value for the $!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Happy Mother on December 21, 2009
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Pro:
bright color
the drawings are so pretty
baby faces are attractive and there are so many different baby faces with different hair color. (I'm so glad to see black hair baby in this book!)
interactive
even 2 month old loves to read it 'Every time when she sees this book, there will be BIG smile on her face!)
mouth-water resistant (I tested because my baby loves this book so much that she even tries to taste the book with her mouth)

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We love this book so much!!! I wish it a washable cloth book, the flap be different textures(softer) for baby to explore(with both her fingers and her mouth) if possible.
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