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.
Reading has always been important to me and now to my son. He has amassed a huge book collection and I find myself frequently purchasing new ones for him. I still have a small collection of his favorite board books from when he was little, as it was important to me that he enjoy reading even before he knew what words were. Picture books are great for baby's developement. Hearing the words read to them helps them with language development and the brightly colored pictures are attractive to see.
A while back I was sent a copy of the ALPHABLOCK book to review, an incredibly creative board book for little kids. Recently I received the companion book, COUNTABLOCK, by Christopher Franceschelli, art by Peskimo. This book is just as clever and creatively illustrated, complete with die-cut pages. As Alphablocks taught readers about the alphabet and letter recognition, Countablocks teaches little readers number recognition and counting. The pages are colorful and engaging, telling a story about each number.
This book is sure to be a hit with babies to preschoolers. It's a nice sturdy book, colorfully illustrated through the very last page, which is number 100 and a three page spread. A great way to end a long book and a creative way to introduce counting to kids.
So while my son is a bit old to fully appreciate this book, it is perfect to add to my donation pile of books that I've been collecting to give to The Baby Bureau, a local non-profit organization. They create "Baby Bundles" for new moms that are underserved after delivery. The bundles consist of newborn clothing, a blanket or quilt and a book. I've been picking up books at the used book sale at my library, pulling some from my son's collection that he's outgrown, and collecting the few books sent to me for review that are appropriate for babies. This book, COUNTABLOCK will be going to a new home soon in a Baby Bundle!