Baby Loves Spring!

A Karen Katz Lift-the-Flap Book

Illustrated by Karen Katz
LIST PRICE $7.99

About The Book

Baby discovers there’s a lot to love about springtime in this new board book from Karen Katz!

It’s springtime and Baby is taking a walk. What does Baby see?
Who is tweeting in the tree?
Look! It's baby robins!

Little ones will love lifting the large, sturdy flaps in this book to reveal baby robins, beautiful butterflies, and everything else that Baby loves about spring! The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps are perfect for parents and children to share. This new gem from Karen Katz is sure to be a springtime favorite for young readers!

About The Author

Photo Credit:

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.

About The Illustrator

Photo Credit:

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.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Little Simon (January 2012)
  • Length: 14 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781442427457
  • Grades: P - P
  • Ages: 1 - 4

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Raves and Reviews

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

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