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From high up in a skyscraper to far below the ground in the subway, young readers will explore city life in a brand-new way in Cityblock, a fun addition to the Abrams Block Book series!
STARRED REVIEW *“A big urban adventure in a small package.” ―Publishers Weekly
STARRED REVIEW *“Will delight young readers and grown-ups.” ―School Library Journal
Divided into three sections—things that go, things to see, and things to eat—Cityblock features 24 different aspects of city living. Kids who live in, visit, or dream about New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, St. Louis, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and more will love getting to know how cities work from top to bottom.
Like the previous books in the series, Cityblock has die-cut shapes on every spread and durable, interactive fold-out pages, perfect for little hands. Each section opens with a full city scene but gradually focuses in on the small, unique neighborhoods that make the city special.
This clever book will attract young readers living in urban hubs and suburbia alike with its bright, animated, retro-inspired artwork by Peski Studio. This is a must-have book for the little city slicker 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. His books include the Hello City! Series and the Abrams Trail Tale series.
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. His books include the Abrams Block Book series and the Hello Dinosaur series.
"A big urban adventure in a small package."—Publishers Weekly
"Children in urban settings will recognize this city's feel, while suburban or rural children will be equally happy to join in the adventure."—Kirkus
"This cleverly designed board book will delight young readers and grown-ups alike." —School Library Journal