Countablock (An Abrams Block Book)
Christopher Franceschelli and Peskimo
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
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.