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
physicalityangles, 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.
Praise for Alphablock
"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
"With a pleasing, retro feel, Peskimo's art uses bold colors in a
slightly muted hue and the weathered look of woodblock prints
visually captivating delight for careful little ones."
"While it's graphically sophisticated enough to please adults,
little children can happily flip through this book on their
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
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