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The Resource Countablock, by Christopher Franceschelli ; art by Peskimo ; [illustrations by Harry N. Abrams]

Countablock, by Christopher Franceschelli ; art by Peskimo ; [illustrations by Harry N. Abrams]

Label
Countablock
Title
Countablock
Statement of responsibility
by Christopher Franceschelli ; art by Peskimo ; [illustrations by Harry N. Abrams]
Title variation
  • Counta block
  • Count a block
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Teaches the numbers from one to one hundred by showing how a certain number of objects can become something else, from one acorn growing into an oak tree to one hundred puzzle pieces becoming one large puzzle.--
Review
  • Franceschelli and U.K. design team Peskimo follow 2013’s Alphablock with this equally clever numerical companion, which counts to 10 before leapfrogging up to 100 in increments of 10. Each featured number gets two spreads that have a certain cause-and-effect relationship, with diecut numerals giving a peek at what’s to come. Early on, two smiley snowmen in winter become (sad, but true) “two puddles” during warmer weather, and subtle humorous touches keep things lively (“forty eggs become... thirty-nine chicks and one dinosaur”). Stylish silkscreenlike illustrations and opportunities for both counting and guessing what happens next should keep copies of this chunky book well-loved. Ages 1–4. (Aug.) --Staff (Reviewed August 11, 2014) (Publishers Weekly, vol 261, issue 32, p)
  • Shaped pages help youngsters count to 10 and beyond. Two stylish double-page spreads are devoted to each number one through 10 and then, counting by 10s, to 100. In the first spread, the right-hand side is a page-high, die-cut numeral that spills off the page; to its left, a squirrel holds an acorn. With the turn of the page, there's a transformation. "One acorn becomes… / one oak tree!" A portion of the object, animal or person being altered is visible through the die-cut openings; a sand castle peeks through the "0" of the number 10, for instance. Once the page is turned, the background from the previous left-hand page merges with the full double-page spread. As in the earlier Alphablock (2013), the helpfulness of these visual hints is uneven. After 10, 20 caterpillars become 20 butterflies, 30 baskets of cucumbers become 30 jars of pickles, and 40 eggs become 39 chicks and one dinosaur. The whole shebang ends with 100 puzzle pieces fitting together into "one big puzzle!" in the book's only double gatefold. Peskimo's muted color palette and droll cartoon style works well with the playful concept. The same worries about the binding that arose with Alphablock are an issue here, but the conceit will likely appeal to older children anyway. An inventive and extensive counting experience that will delight youngsters. (Board book. 2-4)(Kirkus Reviews, August 1, 2014)
Assigning source
Source other than Library of Congress
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10361393
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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
  • Abrams, Harry N.
  • Peskimo (Firm)
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Counting
  • Counting
  • Toy and movable books
  • Board books
  • Counting
  • JUVENILE NONFICTION / Concepts / Counting & Numbers
Target audience
preschool
Label
Countablock, by Christopher Franceschelli ; art by Peskimo ; [illustrations by Harry N. Abrams]
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
1955800
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781419713743
Lccn
2014932558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781419713743
  • (OCoLC)870199887
Label
Countablock, by Christopher Franceschelli ; art by Peskimo ; [illustrations by Harry N. Abrams]
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
1955800
Dimensions
17 cm
Extent
1 volume (unpaged)
Isbn
9781419713743
Lccn
2014932558
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781419713743
  • (OCoLC)870199887

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