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Countablock By Christopher Franceschelli & Peskimo

£12.99

Brand Abrams & Chronicle Books

Countablock features thick pages cut into the shape of each number, creating a sort of peek-through guessing game around the number form itself.  One egg becomes...one chick!  From snowmen to puddles and acorns to oaks, quantities are illustrated twice: both before and after their 'transformations'.  As children interact with the pages, they will familiarise themselves not only with the numbers 1-100 and associated quantities, but with each numeral's physicality -- angles, holes and curves, both front and back.  Illustrated by hip British design team Peskimo, this fresh take on the 1-2-3s encourages readers to manipulate numbers in a whole new way.

Christopher Franceschelli is a seasoned publisher, editor and creator of children’s books. He currently runs Chronicle’s Handprints imprint and the SmartInk packaging company.  Peskimo’s world is teeming with monsters and bunnies, pattern and texture, combining quirky details and streamlined design with a generous pinch of nostalgia to create art that has won admirers far and wide. Since meeting at university in Leeds, Jodie and David saw eye to eye on robots, kittens and evil monkeys.  They began to work under the name of Peskimo in 2004, and together they have crafted a vast array of characters and creations that have appeared as toys for Kid Robot and Crazy Label, as well as on t-shirts, magazines, newspapers, billboards and nightclub walls.

Board Book: 94 pages.

16cm x 13cm.

Age: 0-4 Years.

ISBN: 9781419713743.

junior design award