Random House Books for Young Readers, Board Books, 9780375842771, 14pp.
Publication Date: March 25, 2008
This delightful new board book by veteran author-illustrator Kate Spohn has full-page gatefold flaps throughout–just the right size for baby’s little fingers to open encouraging, easy interaction flaps. Baby-friendly words (giggle! bubble! flower!) and rhyming, rhythmic text are unpredict-able and fun to read. Add this to stylish but adorable art that shows just how cool not only baby is, but mommy too, and you have a board book that mommies will want to read over and over–and get for all their friends!
Kate Spohn was six years old when she drew a Dalmatian puppy and won tickets to the opening premier of the animated movie 101 Dalmatians. Growing up in the small country town of Falls Village, Connecticut, influenced her writing and artistic style. Her inspiration comes from her love of nature, critters, friendship, and beauty found in unexpected places. She received a BFA from Cooper Union. Today she is the author-illustrator of over 30 books. She is happy to live in New York City, where good friends, good music, good cupcakes, and good fashion are only a couple of blocks away.