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A companion title to previous Eight Cousins Picks, Alphablock and Countablock, Dinoblock introduces young readers to a wide range of dinosaurs through die-cut pages and analogies to familiar animals; "I am horned like a bull . . . I am a Triceratops (tri-SERR-uh-TOPS).” Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus (tye-RAN-oh-SORE-us) are likely the only two familiar dinosaurs in this book. The rest will be new to children and parents. Good thing each dinosaur name comes with a pronunciation guide.
— From Holiday Picks 2015
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.
Peskimo is a husband-and-wife illustration and design team. They live in Bristol, England.
"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."