cover image Baby’s Big Busy Book

Baby’s Big Busy Book

Karen Katz. Little Simon, $14.99 (12p) ISBN 978-1-4814-8830-3

Veteran baby book creator Katz introduces sights, areas, and objects common to a baby’s world in this large-format board book that includes flaps, touch-and-feel elements, and shiny or reflective surfaces. Most scenes stick close to home as Katz’s roundheaded babies appear in bedrooms and kitchens (where flaps allow readers to peek in the fridge, stove, and cupboards). “Baby goes to the park,” writes Katz in an outdoor scene. “What will Baby find?” (Nearby items, all labeled, include a foil-accented kite, tree with rough bark, squirrel, slide, and ball.) It’s a cozy look at the basic elements of a baby’s life, with lots to explore on each page. Ages 1–4. (Feb.)