Monday, July 5, 2010

Karen Katz

Where Is Baby's Beach Ball?: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Instead of a book review today, I thought I'd start the week focusing on an artist whose work I so admire: Karen Katz.

I discovered Karen's work on my first NESCBWI conference trip. Art Director Laurent Linn (then of Henry Holt, now of Simon & Schuster BFYR) gave a lecture which I attended. In the lecture, he spoke of books he had designed, and he featured one of Karen's books (Can You Say Peace). On first look, I was smitten with the art and the book! I purchased it at that conference, and from that point forward I became a big fan of Karen's unique, folky, multi-textured style of art and whimsical style.

Check out her Amazon page to read about her career and what has inspired her as well as detailed listing & information on her amazing body of book work!

1 comment:

Gina Perry said...

I'm a big (new) fan of Karen Katz's work too. My son loves her lift-the-flap books - and they are well-loved, and worn out at our libraries. Counting kisses is a particularly sweet story.