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.

Books by this Author

Buzz, Splash, Zoom, Roar!
Baby Love
¿Dónde está el regalito navideño de Bebé? (Where Is Baby's Christmas Present?)
Splish, Splash, Baby!
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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. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. I actually spend most of my time painting,but I guess the answer would have to be being a mom

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. being a backup singer

Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?

A. right here in my living room reading a good book,or maybe in Mexico on the beach.

Q. What are your 5 favorite songs?

A. today? Maneater/ Nelly Futado...Helplessy Hoping/ Crosby Stills & Nash...I gotta feeling/Black Eyed Peas...El Cuarto de Tula/ Buena Vista Social Club.....My Everything/Barry White