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"Filled with playful die-cut pages, this supersized, charmingly retro celebration of the alphabet offers much more than the standard 26 pages of alphabetical fun."
Parents 10 Best Children’s Books of 2013 Notable Children’s Books from ALSC 2014 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.” —SchoolLibrary Journal “Lively and tactile.” —Wall Street Journal
Learning the alphabet is as easy as A, B, C in this fun addition to the Abrams Block Book series! Young readers will explore letters in an exciting and unique way, from A to Z.
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.
Like other books in the Block Book series, such as Countablock, Dinoblock, Cityblock, and Farmblock,Alphablock features die-cut shapes throughout and sturdy pages with rounded corners, perfect for little hands. With bright, animated, retro-inspired artwork by Peski Studio, Alphablock encourages the smallest readers to manipulate the alphabet in a whole new way and is a must-have ABC book. Your child will have so much fun reading this book, they won’t realize learning the alphabet is part of their education!
Collect the whole series:
Alphablock Countablock Dinoblock Cityblock Buildablock Star Wars Block Marvel Alphablock Farmblock Disney Block Loveblock Sharkblock Sesame Street Countablock Spaceblock Pixar Buddy Block Bugblock
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
“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.” —New York Times
About the Author
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. 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, a process which often informs his approach to illustration. David’s work can be seen in kids’ books, food packaging, and jumbo floor puzzles around the world. He especially enjoys creating characters, drawing friendly robots, and sending them on incredible adventures.