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The Resource Alphablock, by Christopher Franceschelli ; art by Peskimo

Alphablock, by Christopher Franceschelli ; art by Peskimo

Label
Alphablock
Title
Alphablock
Statement of responsibility
by Christopher Franceschelli ; art by Peskimo
Title variation
Alpha block
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Features thick pages cut into the shape of each letter, creating a sort of peek-through guessing game around the letter form itself. As children 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"--
Member of
Award
ALA Notable Children's Book, 2014
Review
  • Every letter gets a full two spreads in this chunky abecedarian, in which die-cut versions of the letters serve as alternating pages. Franceschelli uses the familiar “A is for...” construction, and the spreads provide visual clues about the conclusions to each sentence. On the D page, the tail end of a dog can be seen through the open center of a red capital D; turning the page reveals the dog in full, as it happily tracks muddy paw prints through a retro-chic room with checkered floor. The straightforward vocabulary, cheery vintage-style graphics, and neat incorporation of cut-out letters make for a sharply designed package. Ages 1–4. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed August 5, 2013) (Publishers Weekly, vol 260, issue 31, p)
  • In this ABC book, shaped pages lead readers to corresponding objects. The usual alphabet objects are presented here in the straightforward text: "A IS FOR... // APPLE." The graphically appealing design devotes two double-page spreads to each letter. In the first spread, the right-hand side is a full-size, die-cut letter, while the left depicts a scene. A portion of the object, animal or person the featured letter stands for peeks through the die-cut openings; a cheery, red octopus smiles through the hole of the "O," and the tail of a fish is visible from behind the "F." Once the letter/page is turned, the background from the previous left-hand page blends seamlessly with the full double-page spread that's revealed. The visual hints provide a playful guessing game for young readers, with a nice balance of the easily recognizable (the nose of a train emerges from behind the "T") to the slightly more challenging (the handle of a pair of scissors sticks out from the middle of the "S"). With a pleasing, retro feel, Peskimo's art uses bold colors in a slightly muted hue and the weathered look of woodblock prints. The book's construction is the only real concern, as 104 board pages are a lot for any binding. Will the die-cut letters survive the vigorous page turns of doubtless eager readers? While the likely answer is no, this offering is still a visually captivating delight for careful little ones. (Board book. 2-4)(Kirkus Reviews, August 15, 2013)
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10222788
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Franceschelli, Christopher
Dewey number
[E]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • -2
  • -2
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Peskimo (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Abrams block book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Toy and movable books
  • Alphabet
  • Toy and movable books
  • Toy and movable books
Target audience
preschool
Label
Alphablock, by Christopher Franceschelli ; art by Peskimo
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • On board pages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn822560056
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781419709364
Lccn
2012047783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)822560056
Label
Alphablock, by Christopher Franceschelli ; art by Peskimo
Publication
Note
  • Cover title
  • On board pages
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn822560056
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781419709364
Lccn
2012047783
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)822560056

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