- Title: Alphablock
- Author: Christopher Franceschelli
- ISBN: 978-1419709364
- Age Range: 1 – 4 years old
Blurb: 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.
Marina received this book as a gift and we both love it. The book is colorful and sturdy. We both love the cutout alphabet and she gets excited when we reveal what the letter stands for. The illustrations are beautiful, I absolutely love the whimsical designs. Marina loves the textures and colors and it really holds her attention. She enjoys touching and turning the pages herself. She also enjoys just looking at the front and back cover just to see what she can find. As we read the book, it prompts her to try to repeat both the letter and the object after me. Reading Alphablock has become a part of our bedtime routine. I definitely recommend this book and will be adding other books by this author to Marina’s collection.