Cityblock (An Abrams Block Book)
Christopher Franceschelli, illustrated by Peskimo
Cityblock explores city life in an exciting and unique way, from up in a high-rise building to down in the subway. Divided into three sections - things that go, things to see, and things to eat - it features 24 different aspects of city living. As with the other acclaimed books in the series, die-cut icons hint at the larger context on the next spread. Each section opens with a full city scene but gradually focuses in on the small, unique neighborhoods that make the city large and grand. This clever book will attract young readers living in a metropolis as well as those in the countryside with urban life that pops off each page.
Christopher Franceschelli is a seasoned publisher, editor and creator of children's books. He runs Chronicle's Handprint imprint and the SmartInk packaging company. A born-and-raised New Yorker, Franceschelli lives with his family in Brooklyn. Peskimo is a husband-and-wife illustration and design team. They live in Bristol, England.