Buildablock (An Abrams Block Book)
Casebound Board Book
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- Publication Date: September 19, 2017
- Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
- Trim Size: 5 1⁄4 x 6 1⁄4
- ISBN: 9781419725692
- Page Count: 90
- Illustrations: full-color illustrations with die-cuts
- Rights: World English
STARRED REVIEW *“Bold colors and thoughtful design will engage little hands and eyes as they pore over the pages. Sure to inspire calls of ‘READ IT AGAIN!’” ―Kirkus Reviews
SMASH . . . CRASH . . . WRECKING BALL! Dig into construction sites and building machines in this fun addition to the acclaimed Abrams Block Book series.
In this sturdy board book, young readers are introduced to more than 24 construction machines. From wrecking balls and dump trucks to forklifts and cherry pickers, this book showcases an impressive number of different machines, their names, and their functions.
Like other books in the Block Book series, Buildablock features die-cut shapes on every spread and has several durable, interactive fold-out pages, perfect for little hands. Watch as a city forms right in front of your little construction worker’s eyes: flip up one page to reveal a sky crane lifting a giant container of equipment high into the air; flip another page down to highlight the path of a tunnel borer deep underground. With bright, animated, retro-inspired artwork by Peski Studio, this is a must-have book for the little truck lover in your family.
The construction machines included in this book are: wrecking ball, bulldozer, grader, skipper, excavator, dump truck, tunnel borer, paver, roller, road striper, bridge builder, crane, pile driver, trencher, pipelayer, forklift, sky cranes, cherry pickers, and more!
Collect the whole series:
Star Wars Block
Sesame Street Countablock
Pixar Buddy Block
Also available: A BOX OF BLOCKS, featuring Alphablock, Countablock, and Dinoblock.
**STARRED REVIEW**Kirkus Reviews —
"Not only is its construction-site theme a passion for many children, its bold colors and thoughtful design will engage little hands and eyes as they pore over the pages. Sure to inspire calls of "READ IT AGAIN!"
"Construction fans will happily add these rarities to their vocabularies as well as pick up strong action words like "burrow" and "span." Hand this upbeat treat to your budding builder."Shelf Awareness —
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.