Karen Katz

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.

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My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. today could be a great day

Q. If you could be any person or thing, who or what would it be?

A. today?Billy Elliot after he became a principle dancer

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. what do you think of this?

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. can't think of one right now

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. now that’s an insane question.brown rice or Crème du leche ice cream

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