Alphablock

Alphablock

by Christopher Franceschelli
Illustrator Peskimo

Harry N. Abrams | August 6, 2013 | Board Book

5 out of 5 rating. 3 Reviews
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.

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


 

Format: Board Book

Dimensions: 104 Pages, 5.12 × 6.69 × 1.97 in

Published: August 6, 2013

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1419709364

ISBN - 13: 9781419709364

What can I say about a book that my twin grandkids – at 18 months – loved so much they actually took it to bed and fell asleep with it for weeks. It’s genius, and completely magnetic to little hands and eyes. The letters are bold and bright – perfect for tiny fingers to explore, and they’ll love calling out the letters and the objects. Watching the joy and pride on their faces as they learn and grow is one of the best things about being a parent – or grandparent. You’ve simply got to get this book into a child’s hands, and watch the magic.

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Alphablock

Alphablock

by Christopher Franceschelli
Illustrator Peskimo

Format: Board Book

Dimensions: 104 Pages, 5.12 × 6.69 × 1.97 in

Published: August 6, 2013

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1419709364

ISBN - 13: 9781419709364

About the Book

Featuring thick pages cut into the shape of each letter, this board book creates a sort of peek-through guessing game around the letter form itself. As children interact with the pages, they will familiarize themselves not only with the 26 letters and associated words, but also with each letter's angles, holes, and curves, both front and back. Full color.

From the Publisher

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.

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


 

About the Author

Christopher Franceschelli is a long-time publisher, editor, and creator of children's books. He lives with his family in Brooklyn. Peskimo is a husband-wife illustration and design team who lives in Bristol, UK. This is their first children's book.
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