Countablock

Author(s): Christopher Franceschelli; Peskimo

Childrens Board

Following on the heels of a successful abecedary, Countablock features thick pages cut into the shape of each numeral, creating a peek-through guessing game around the number form itself. One acorn becomes . . . one oak tree From snowmen to puddles and eggs to chicks, quantities are illustrated twice: both before and after their "transformations." As children interact with the pages, they will familiarize themselves not only with the numbers 1-100 and associated quantities, but with each numeral's physicality--angles, holes, and curves, both front and back. Die-cut numerals include 1-10, and 20-100 by tens. Illustrated by hip British design team Peskimo, this fresh take on the 1-2-3s encourages readers to manipulate numbers in a whole new way.
Note: illustrations are in the style of vintage screen prints, with imperfect variations in color and texture.

Also available: A BOX OF BLOCKS, featuring Alphablock, Countablock, and Dinoblock.

Award:
NAPPA Silver Award Winner


Product Information

"The clever, nostalgic art is reminiscent of Sara Gillingham s work in Stephen Krensky s I Know a Lot, and the title provides an unusual exploration of concepts appropriate for many age levels."--Sarah Westeren, Richland Library, Columbia, SC"School Library Journal" (09/01/2014)"

Christopher Franceschelli is a seasoned publisher, editor, and creator of children's books. He currently runs Chronicle's Handprints imprint, and the SmartInk packaging company. Born and raised a New Yorker, Christopher lives with his family in Brooklyn.

General Fields

  • : 9781419713743
  • : Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
  • : Abrams Appleseed
  • : August 2014
  • : 159mm X 133mm
  • : United States
  • : September 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : English
  • : 513.211
  • : bl2014032328
  • : 94
  • : Full-colour illustrations
  • : Christopher Franceschelli; Peskimo
  • : Board book
  • : 914