Dinoblock (An Abrams Block Book) (Board book)

Dinoblock (An Abrams Block Book) By Christopher Franceschelli, Peski Studio (Illustrator) Cover Image

Dinoblock (An Abrams Block Book) (Board book)

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“Will prompt hours of study by aspiring paleontologists.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“The clues and die-cut dino reveals make for a fun, informative read.” ―Booklist
 
Explore the prehistoric world of dinosaurs in this fun addition to the acclaimed Abrams Block Book series!
 
“I stretch high like the ladder on a fire truck. I am a Brachiosaurus.” Using comparisons to familiar objects in a young child’s life, this is a unique and exciting new way to learn about dinosaurs! From the incredibly heavy Argentinosaurus to the goose-necked Coelophysis to the super-quick Eoraptor to everyone’s favorite T. rex, Dinoblock features denizens from the Jurassic, Triassic, and Cretaceous periods. And don’t worry—there is a pronunciation guide to help children AND adults say those long, scientific names.
 
Like other books in the Block Book series such as Alphablock, Cityblock, Countablock, and Buildablock, Dinoblock features die-cut shapes on every spread and has durable, interactive pages that fold out, perfect for little hands. A grand finale spread unfolds to nearly 21 inches wide, revealing a wonderful round-up of all the dinosaurs mentioned. With bright, animated, retro-inspired artwork by Peski Studio, this is a must-have book for the young paleontologist in your family.
 
Collect the whole series:
 
Alphablock
Countablock
Dinoblock
Cityblock
Buildablock
Star Wars Block
Marvel Alphablock
Farmblock
Disney Block
Loveblock
Sharkblock
Sesame Street Countablock
Spaceblock
Pixar Buddy Block
Bugblock
 
Also available: A BOX OF BLOCKS, featuring Alphablock, Countablock, and Dinoblock.
 
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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781419716744
ISBN-10: 1419716743
Publisher: Abrams Appleseed
Publication Date: June 30th, 2015
Pages: 96
Language: English
Series: An Abrams Block Book
"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