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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 AlphablockSTARRED 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 JournalAwardsParents 10 Best Children's Books of 2013 Notable Children's Books from ALSC 2014

Alphablock Reviews | Toppsta

9781419709364
  • ISBN: 9781419709364
  • Pub Date: 6th August 2013
  • Publisher: Abrams
  • Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number of Pages: 104

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23rd April '15
Read to a child aged 2
Alphablock 9781419709364
5 stars
What a beautiful, clever book. I always think the sign of a good book is if your child wants you to read it again and again. A lovely chunky book with cut out letters of the alphabet on each page which then reveals the answer, like A is for 'Apple'. Lovely bright and fun illustrations that engage your child which makes it fun. My 2 year old loves Z is for Zoom as I then zoom my finger off the page to give her a tickle!
22nd April '15
I read it to MicahW aged 5 aged 5 & to AvaW aged 1 aged 1
Alphablock 9781419709364
5 stars
This is a lovely alphabet book for children. I read it with my 1year old and 5year old who both enjoyed it. I loved how each letter was cut out from the page,then you lift the letter to reveal what is being it beginning with that letter. My 1year old enjoyed lifting the letters to reveal what was behind and my 5year old enjoyed guessing what the object would be, and naming other things beginning with that letter. The illustrations are great. I liked that it was different to other alphabet books, as my children have a few and this one is unique and most alphabet books tend to use the same things for the letters, like a for apple and b for ball, where as this used other ones which was nice and made a change.
16th March '18
Little_Miss read it themselves aged 5 aged 5
Alphablock 9781419709364
5 stars
We bought this book when the kids were small and read it to them. They now read it by themselves and, as it is constructed of thick paper, it has stood up to several years of use without any visible wear and tear. The clever cut-outs and colourful illustrations are fab and keep the kids coming back to this book again and again.
17th August '17
I read it to Zelmus aged 1 aged 1
Alphablock 9781419709364
4 stars
The book is perfect, love the colors and it educates ABC well, but it is easy to tear and my daughter made this booke useless in 2 days, by tearing the alphabets and creating new ones. I think it could be made from harder material, or some other kind of paper which can not be teared.
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Christopher Franceschelli is a seasoned publisher, editor, and creator of children's books. He currently runs Chronicle's Handprints imprint, and the SmartInk packaging company....

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