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Mommy Hugs Hardcover – Picture Book, April 1, 2006

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PreS-Loving mother/child embraces are counted, from one nuzzle-wuzzle wake-up hug to ten 'I love you...' good-night hugs. The baby's day also includes encouraging two 'Choo-choo! Open wide!' yummy hugs at breakfast, comforting 'I'll always catch you!' sliding hugs at the park, and so on. Each spread features the number word in lower-case letters, the numeral, and countable heart shapes. Katz's trademark round-headed characters are cheerful and exude warmth. The sunny pictures capture familiar activities, and a playful puppy is part of the scene. The collage, gouache, and colored-pencil illustrations have polka-dot and floral patterns that add visual interest. This book is great for interactive baby storytimes.-Linda Ludke, London Public Library, Ontario, Canada
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PreS. Counting and hugging go arm in arm in this book full of baby love. "One nuzzle-wuzzle wake-up hug" shows Mom burying her face in the baby's pajama-clad body, while on the next page, Baby get a "yummy hug" as Mommy feeds her. She gets a "who made this mess laughing hug" after she has unrolled the toilet paper. Katz gets up close and personal in her illustrations, which always focus on the round-faced mother and baby. The colors are so bright, the shapes so simple, and the patterning so sweet that toddlers, the logical audience, will keep a close eye on the turning pages. And, of course, it would be hard for a mommy to read this without giving up a hug or two. Ilene Cooper
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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Margaret K. McElderry Books; Illustrated edition (April 1, 2006)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 32 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0689877722
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0689877728
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 1 - 2 years, from customers
  • Lexile measure ‏ : ‎ AD330L
  • Grade level ‏ : ‎ Preschool - 3
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 11.7 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 8 x 0.6 x 9.5 inches
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I have always been interested in folk art from around the world, Indian miniatures, Mexican ceramics, fabrics, Chagall, Matisse, children's art, and primitive painting, and I love to paint and experiment with pattern, texture, collage and color. The careers I've had--as a costume designer, a quilt maker, a fabric artist, and a graphic designer--have taken all these interests into account. Looking back, I can see that these passions and career choices have played a large part in influencing me to become a children's book author and illustrator.

But most importantly, it was after my husband and I adopted our daughter from Guatemala that I was inspired to do a children's book for her. My first book, Over the Moon, was the story of that magical experience of welcoming our daughter Lena into our lives. I painted, I drew, I collaged, and I wrote, and after working very hard... a beautiful book was born! Twenty-two books later, my daughter--now fourteen years old--still is an inspiration for me.

I am fascinated by babies and little kids. The simplest words and gestures can make them laugh. Sometimes standing in line at the supermarket and watching kids in grocery carts, my best ideas are born.

I am fascinated by people from all over the world and what they look like and how they live and the differences that make us all unique.

When an idea pops into my head I ask these questions:

Will a child want to read this book?

Will a parent want to read this book with their child?

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 is yes, then I know I'm on the right track.

I am very lucky to get to do what I do. Everyday I go into my studio and have fun. Don't get me wrong, some days are very frustrating. Sometimes the colors are all wrong and the words don't sound right. But after I work at it for a while...and try to do it a different way...and think...and change the words or colors...and try some more...suddenly, there it is--a great page of writing, or a great illustration. And nothing is more satisfying than that.

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