Countablock by Christopher FranceschelliCountablock by Christopher Franceschelli


byChristopher Franceschelli, Peskimo

Board Book | August 5, 2014

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Following on the heels of a successful abecedary, Countablock features thick pages cut into the shape of each numeral, creating a peek-through guessing game around the number form itself. One acorn becomes . . . one oak tree! From snowmen to puddles and eggs to chicks, quantities are illustrated twice: both before and after their “transformations.” As children interact with the pages, they will familiarize themselves not only with the numbers 1–100 and associated quantities, but with each numeral’s physicality—angles, holes, and curves, both front and back. Die-cut numerals include 1–10, and 20–100 by tens. Illustrated by hip British design team Peskimo, this fresh take on the 1-2-3s encourages readers to manipulate numbers in a whole new way.

Note: illustrations are in the style of vintage screen prints, with imperfect variations in color and texture.

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

NAPPA Silver Award Winner
Christopher Franceschelli is a seasoned publisher, editor, and creator of children’s books. He currently runs Chronicle’s Handprint imprint and the SmartInk packaging company. A born and raised New Yorker, Franceschelli lives with his family in Brooklyn. Peskimo is a husband-and-wife illustration and design team. They live in Bristol, ...
Title:CountablockFormat:Board BookProduct dimensions:94 pages, 6.25 × 5.25 × 2.12 inShipping dimensions:6.25 × 5.25 × 2.12 inPublished:August 5, 2014Publisher:Abrams AppleseedLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1419713744

ISBN - 13:9781419713743

Appropriate for ages: 1


Rated 3 out of 5 by from great tool This book is very cute and educational. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unique Number Learning Book for Toddlers I bought this for my toddler along with the alphabet version. The book is very unique and a fun way to learn and explore numbers and number patterns up to 100. The book is very solid and well constructed. A favourite here for sure! :) #plumreview
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another Superb Book! Awesome art as always from this line of children's books. Definitely must buy with the Alpha Block! You won't be disappointed. :) #plumreview
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Count a Block My daughter loves this one and it is a great way to make rote counting concrete.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome my toddler loves these books
Date published: 2017-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Educational and Fun! A great counting book. first you count the number of acorns. then you flip the page and count the number of trees they turned into. Really like this book,
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun This is a creative book; a fun spin to counting to 100.
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome book! I was immediately drawn to the style and concept of this book, along with its partner Alphablock. It is a chunky book that provides interactive and fun learning. Bought for my 18 month old, but my 4 year old also loves! One of the best counting books I've seen. Perfect addition to our book collection!
Date published: 2014-12-29

Editorial Reviews

"The clever, nostalgic art is reminiscent of Sara Gillingham’s work in Stephen Krensky’s I Know a Lot, and the title provides an unusual exploration of concepts appropriate for many age levels."