Karen Katz's adorable young heroine now stars in her own lift-the-flap board book! Help Princess Baby pack her bag--she's going to Grandma's for a sleepover! But she's not quite ready--she's still searching for something very important. Look under her pillow, peek into her dress-up trunk, and check behind the door in this sweet and simple board book, complete with a handle--perfect for little princesses to carry to their own sleepovers! Parents and older siblings who loved the Princess Baby and Princess Baby, Night-Night picture books can now share Princess Baby with the preschoolers in the house. This board book's simple text and warm, colorful illustrations are just right for toddlers.
From painting and sculpture to quiltmaking and costume design, Karen Katz has been making art in one form or another all her life. But it was not until she and her husband adopted a baby from Guatemala that she considered a career in children's books. Published in 1997, her debut picture book, Over the Moon, told the story of one adoptive family's happy beginnings in a country far away. Since then, Katz has gone on to create many award-winning picture, board, and novelty books that capture the joys of childhood in simple storylines, vibrant colors, and winsome illustrations. Some include count-down elements (Counting Kisses, Ten Tiny Tickles) or interactive features (Where Is Baby's Belly Button?, Peek-A-Baby); still others introduce holiday traditions (My First Kwanzaa, My First Chinese New Year) or reinforce good habits, manners, or behavior (Excuse Me!, No Biting!, I Can Share). Perhaps the secret to Katz's success (besides the undeniable appeal of her signature round-headed babies!) can be summed up in this quote taken directly from the author/artist's website: "When an idea for a story pops into my head, I ask these questions: Will a child want to read this book? Will parents want to read this book with their children? Will this book make a child laugh? 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 to any of those questions is 'yes,' then I know I'm on the right track."