by Christopher Franceschelli, Peskimo (Illustrator)

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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
"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

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419709364
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 08/06/2013
Series: Alphablock Series
Pages: 104
Sales rank: 50,177
Product dimensions: 5.70(w) x 6.90(h) x 2.10(d)
Age Range: 1 - 4 Years

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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Alphablock 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Abigail144 More than 1 year ago
A beautiful book!
GrammaBarbWI More than 1 year ago
Captures baby's interest. Wonder-filled colors and format. Sturdy construction; will last through several kids! Remarkable gift for grandkids and baby showers! Highly recommmended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
favoriteauntie More than 1 year ago
Alphablock is a must-have book for parents, grandparents and aunties/uncles of children 5-6 years and younger. Colorful pages of fun images fill every page. Fascinating adventures and teaching opportunities are possible on every page.