Recently I received a copy of the coolest designed alphabet board book I've ever seen: ALPHABLOCK by Christopher Franceschelli, art by Peskimo. This huge and chunky board book features brightly illustrated pages that contain die-cut letters with corresponding words and pictures to help children identify the English alphabet.
My son is in kindergarten and learning to write and read. While this book is probably best for a preschool aged child or younger, he still appreciated it and had fun exploring the pages. The cut out letters and the peek-a-boo game with the words makes reading ALPHABLOCK fun. The illustrations were created by a husband and wife design team from the UK. This is their first children's book, but hopefully not their last. It was created with such a fun energy!
The author, Chrsitopher Franceschelli, has created many colorful children's books and this one certainly is entertaining while also being educational. I think ALPHABLOCK would be a great gift book!
My favorite page is the "L" page as those glasses of lemonade look so refreshing! My son thinks the "U" is for Underwear is hysterical! The letters on each page pop out of the book with lots of bold color. This is definitely not a traditional baby-ish alphabet book full of pastels and muted colors. This is a book that is visually and texturally appealing, to kids and their parents! It is no surprise that it made the Parent's Best Children's Books list for 2013. This book is just fun to read and explore.
Disclosure: I received one copy of this book for the purposes of this review. No financial compensation was received, nor was I required to post a review. Opinions expressed here are honest and my own (and my son's!)