Thursday, March 9, 2017

CITYBLOCK by Christopher Franceschelli/ Book Review

By: Christopher Franceschelli

Illustrated By: Peskimo
Published by: Abrams Appleseed
Released on: Sept 6, 2016
Ages: 2 & up
Rating: 5 Owlets-Fantastic!
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A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest review

Cityblock explores city life in an exciting and unique way, from up in a high-rise building to down in the subway. Divided into three sections—things that go, things to see, and things to eat—it features 24 different aspects of city living. As with the other acclaimed books in the series, die-cut icons hint at the larger context on the next spread. Each section opens with a full city scene but gradually focuses in on the small, unique neighborhoods that make the city large and grand. This clever book will attract young readers living in a metropolis as well as those in the countryside with urban life that pops off each page.

This book took us on an wonderful adventure through the city and once we came to the end, we had to read it again. There are so many different things to talk about and see on each page (including a curious cat). This book is so engaging and we loved learning about the sites, food and ways to get around the city.  

The simple sentences and sturdy board pages, make this book great for even young children. The presentation and art in the book are perfect for interacting and busy hands. With different pages to fold out or fun shaped pages to peek behind, this book is made with children in mind. It was instantly a favorite for us!
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Good children's literature appeals not only to
the child in the adult, but to the adult in the child.
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