Alphablock (an Abrams Block Book)

byChristopher FranceschelliIllustratorPeski Studio

August 6, 2013|
Alphablock (an Abrams Block Book) by Christopher Franceschelli
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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

 

Heather's Review

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 object...

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Christopher Franceschelli is a long-time publisher, editor, and creator of children’s books. He lives with his family in Brooklyn. David Partington is an illustrator based in Bristol, UK. His influences range from mid-century design to Saturday morning cartoons. As part of Peski Studio (formerly Peskimo) he enjoys screen printing...
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Title:Alphablock (an Abrams Block Book)
Format:Board Book
Product dimensions:104 pages, 6.25 X 5.25 X 2.25 in
Shipping dimensions:104 pages, 6.25 X 5.25 X 2.25 in
Published:August 6, 2013
Publisher:Abrams Appleseed
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:1
ISBN - 13:9781419709364

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