Dinoblock (An Abrams Block Book)
Casebound Board Book
- Publication Date: June 30, 2015
- Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
- Trim Size: 5 1⁄4 x 6 1⁄4
- ISBN: 978-1-4197-1674-4
- Page Count: 96
- Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
- Rights: World English
Following in the footsteps of the groundbreaking Alphablock and Countablock, Dinoblock features thick pages cut into the shapes of dinosaurs! Readers will be introduced to more than 20 different kinds of dinos via die-cuts of their unique silhouettes and the illuminating comparisons to familiar things from a young child’s world. I stretch high like the ladder on a fire truck. I am a Brachiosaurus. As children touch the pages, they have a chance to guess the dinosaur and appreciate the uniqueness of its silhouette. A final gatefold delivers a roundup of all the dinos included. This hands-on approach, delivered in colorful pages by hip British design team Peskimo, makes for an immersive, age-appropriate introduction to a favorite topic of childhood.
"The age-appropriate new vocabulary and the clever design will prompt hours of study by aspiring paleontologists; the sturdy construction ensures the book will survive them." —Kirkus Reviews
"A companion volume to the author's Alphablock (2013) and Countablock (2014, both Abrams), this chunky block of a book, replete with flaps, offers tiny tots a litany of 21 dinosaurs...VERDICT Board book lovers and beyond will enjoy this fun look at dinos." —School Library Journal
"This chunky board book clocks in at 96 pages, but its cheerful design and trove of dinosaurs will easily capture youngsters' attention. Vintage print-style illustrations implement bright colors and die-cut pages to draw comparisons between modern animals and their dinosaur counterparts... The clues and die-cut dino reveals make for a fun, informative read." —Booklist
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.