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Daddy Hugs (Classic Board Books) [Kindle Edition]

Karen Katz
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

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Book Description

How many daddy hugs does it take to say I love you?

Cuddle and count with this hug & read book!

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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

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60 of 60 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book encourages a nurturing Daddy June 14, 2007
By MKI Mom
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
"Daddy Hugs" is one of the only baby-toddler books I've seen out there about Dads that doesn't focus on the stereotypical "macho-man" Daddy roles (like building a tree house or going camping/fishing). This is a great book for Daddies to read to their little ones that reinforces a more modern, nurturing Daddy. In the book, Karen Katz counts 10 different ways Dads can give their babies hugs (i.e.: kissing boo-boos, burping, getting ready for bed, first steps, playing hide-and-seek, dancing on Daddy's feet, etc.) The board book format makes this a great gift to give to new Dads, to incourage the ritual of reading to baby. Great way for new Dads who may even be a bit nervous about their new role to bond with their babies and see just how special that relationship can be.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A darling book for dads and babies October 15, 2007
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
My husband and I both love reading this sweet book to our 6-month-old son. It shows different ways a dad shows his love for a baby of indeterminate gender ("finger hugs," "make it better" hugs, etc.)

As with all Karen Katz's books, the illustrations are darling. (The baby and the kitty are especially cute!) It's also very colorful and seems to really hold our son's attention.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dad's are important too! August 23, 2005
The book is nicely illustrated with great use of colors. My daughter loves looking at "daddy and herself" in the story. Children quickly identify with the playing and hugging activity. It also helps them with numbers and counting. This book is a great way to spend some quality time with your son or daughter.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My Daugher Loves this Book! July 12, 2006
My husband reads this book to our daughter before bed. I bought this when she was 6 months old. She is now almost 1 year and she excitedly points to this book for bedtime storytime. The only other book she also gets excited about is "Mommy Kisses". Highly recommended!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cute book for toddlers. July 5, 2006
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a great book that focuses on time with daddy. Most baby/toddler books focus around the mommy. This is refreshing! The pages are made of a shiny-like paper, so I'd recommend this for a toddler over the age of 14 months, so no accidental ripping occurs. The illustrations are cute, so the child can understand what's going on without reading the words. My daughter's favorite page is when the daddy kisses the baby's boo-boo. The actions between the daddy and the baby are general enough that any family can relate.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Daddy Loves Daddy Hugs! February 11, 2010
Format:Board book|Verified Purchase
I got this as a present to my husband from our daughter for Christmas. It was his favorite present by far. There aren't a whole lot of "Daddy" books out there so I was happy to find one. The pictures are eye catching, the storyline simple, and the board book pages are perfect since my toddler loves to rip paper like it is going out of style! Get this book for your daddies to read to your babies. They will love!
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Karen Katz is a wonderful author!!! July 7, 2005
I love anything/everything that Karen Katz puts out for children, I think I have everything she has ever written..............Illustrations are great too!!! BUY THIS BOOK!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very lovely way to end the day February 26, 2007
My 17 -month son and husband have such a great cuddle session when reading this book together before bedtime. It is really rare to find a book targeting the softer side of the male role, whether it be for children or adults, so it is a real pleasure to watch them enjoy this book over and over again, during his most formative years. Hopefully it will assist us in our efforts to raise him as a sensitive and warm individual.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars awful quality illustrations, strange wording
Honestly, this book is weird. I was so excited to get it, but the illustrations are so cheap (there are sections that are very low resolution scans of fabric... Read more
Published 9 hours ago by EmilyF
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute book
Cute book, got it for Father's Day from my wife to read to my daughter. It has a cat onthe pages inside and we have a cat.
Published 2 days ago by ben k
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
So cute as a present for daddies.
Published 4 days ago by C. Carnelos-Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect gift for a new Dad or a Dad-to-Be!
Perfect gift for a new Dad or a Dad-to-Be! I gave this book to my husband as a way to tell him I was pregnant (we'd been trying). Read more
Published 4 days ago by Barbara Whipstain
3.0 out of 5 stars Meh.
Cute. Not my daughters favorite but she'll sometimes pull it out. I don't feel like it reads very smooth or makes much sense. I prefer books with more storyline. Read more
Published 9 days ago by MKM
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
product as described
Published 10 days ago by Kristen Kennedy
5.0 out of 5 stars 1st Fathers Day Gift
I bought this book for my husbands first Father's Day. He loves reading it with our little girl!
Published 13 days ago by Tiffany Kopchak
5.0 out of 5 stars Adorable!!
Adorable book!! Totally captures the special relationship a daddy has with his little one. LOVE IT!
Published 16 days ago by Erin A.
5.0 out of 5 stars For Daddy and his little one!
Love this book - gave it as a father's day gift for my hubs. He loved it. Its a nightly read to our daughter. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Eskayzee
5.0 out of 5 stars Love!
My daughters favorite book! She requests it by name. Also it put a huge smile on my husbands face - reads it to her all the time!
Published 17 days ago by Blues
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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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