NAPPA Silver Award Winner “Stylish silkscreenlike illustrations and opportunities for both counting and guessing what happens next should keep copies of this chunky book well-loved.” ―Publishers Weekly
Learning to count is as easy as 1, 2, 3 in this fun addition to the Abrams Block Book series! Young readers will explore the joy of numbers in an exciting and unique way, from 1 right up to 100.
Perfect for little hands, Countablock features thick pages cut into the shape of each numeral, creating a peek-through guessing game around the number form itself. One acorn becomes . . . one oak tree! From snowmen to puddles and eggs to chicks, quantities are illustrated twice: both before and after their “transformations.”
As children interact with the pages, they will familiarize 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. Numerals include 1–10, and 20–100 counted by tens for easier understanding.
Like other books in the Block Book series such as Alphablock, Cityblock, Dinoblock, and Buildablock, Countablock features die-cuts on every spread. In addition, this book ends with two special pages that fold out to reveal a grand finale illustration of 100 puzzle pieces.
With bright, animated, retro-inspired artwork by Peski Studio, this fresh take on counting encourages readers to manipulate numbers in a whole new way. Your child will have so much fun reading this book, they won’t realize that learning to count to 100 is part of their education!
Collect the whole series:
Alphablock Countablock Dinoblock Cityblock Buildablock Star Wars Block Marvel Alphablock Farmblock Disney Block Loveblock Sharkblock Sesame Street Countablock Spaceblock Pixar Buddy Block Bugblock
Also available: A BOX OF BLOCKS, featuring Alphablock, Countablock, and Dinoblock.
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. David Partington is an illustrator based in Bristol, UK. His influences range from mid-century design to Saturday morning cartoons. As part of Peski Studio (formerly Peskimo) he enjoys screen printing, a process which often informs his approach to illustration. David’s work can be seen in kids’ books, food packaging, and jumbo floor puzzles around the world. He especially enjoys creating characters, drawing friendly robots, and sending them on incredible adventures.
"Stylish silkscreenlike illustrations and opportunities for both counting and guessing what happens next should keep copies of this chunky book well-loved." — Publishers' Weekly
"A terrific companion to Alphablock that counts from one to 10, and up by 10s to 100, using cause and effect." "More please!"
— Jennifer M. Brown
"The clever, nostalgic art is reminiscent of Sara Gillingham’s work in Stephen Krensky’s I Know a Lot, and the title provides an unusual exploration of concepts appropriate for many age levels." — Sarah Westeren, Richland Library, Columbia, SC