Alphablock
by Christopher Franceschelli and Peskimo


Overview - With thick pages cut into the shape of each letter, children and parents will enjoy this peek-through guessing game around the letterform itself. Sprinkles, hot fudge, and cherries hint at I's ice cream sundae, while aquarium accessories hint at F's fish.  Read more...

 
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Overview
With thick pages cut into the shape of each letter, children and parents will enjoy this peek-through guessing game around the letterform itself. Sprinkles, hot fudge, and cherries hint at I's ice cream sundae, while aquarium accessories hint at F's fish. As readers interact with the pages, they will familiarize themselves not only with the 26 letters and associated words, but also with each letter's physicality--angles, holes, and curves, both front and back. With Peskimo's animated, stylish visuals, this fresh ABC book encourages readers to manipulate the alphabet in a whole new way. Note: illustrations have a retro feel, with imperfect variations in color and texture.

Also available: A BOX OF BLOCKS, featuring Alphablock, Countablock, and Dinoblock.

Praise for Alphablock
STARRED REVIEW
"All the parts together make an appealing and fun way for youngsters to interact with the alphabet, and for slightly older children to enjoy the clever artwork."
--School Library Journal, starred review

"The straightforward vocabulary, cheery vintage-style graphics, and neat incorporation of cut-out letters make for a sharply designed package."
--Publishers Weekly

"With a pleasing, retro feel, Peskimo's art uses bold colors in a slightly muted hue and the weathered look of woodblock prints... A visually captivating delight for careful little ones."
--Kirkus Reviews

"While it's graphically sophisticated enough to please adults, little children can happily flip through this book on their own."
--The New York Times

"The baby, toddler or nursery-schooler who tears the gift wrapping off Christopher Franceschelli's Alphablock may think that she has just opened a toy, for how lively and tactile the thing in her hands will be."
--The Wall Street Journal

Awards
Parents 10 Best Children's Books of 2013
Notable Children's Books from ALSC 2014


 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781419709364
  • ISBN-10: 1419709364
  • Publisher: Abrams Appleseed
  • Publish Date: August 2013
  • Page Count: 104
  • Reading Level: Ages 0-3
  • Dimensions: 6.3 x 5.5 x 1.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.24 pounds

Series: Alphablock

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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Concepts - General

 
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