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:
Star Wars Block
Sesame Street Countablock
Pixar Buddy Block
Also available: A BOX OF BLOCKS, featuring Alphablock, Countablock, and Dinoblock.
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.
"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."