My Favorite Board Book of 2013: Alphablock by Christopher Franceschelli, art by Peskimo
I first saw this book in November, and I remember thinking, “Where was this book last year, when I needed 8 baby shower gifts for colleagues?!?” (Yes, 8. It was a busy year in my school.) This is, hands-down, the most beautifully designed board book for babies and toddlers that I’ve ever seen. Ever. With stunning lift-the-panel pages, rich, bold colors, and a die-cut letter of the alphabet that lifts to reveal an object of the same letter, this is a book that I wanted to own. Sadly, J-girl is 6, and my boy H is 4 – it’s not gonna happen. I can, though, gift this with giddy excitement. This is one book that will keep you turning the pages, if only to see what the author/illustrator can imagine and create. The thick design is perfect for little hands, too.
Share with ages 0-3.