Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Board book: Buildablock

Buildablock. Christopher Franceschelli. Illustrated by Peskimo. 2017. Harry N. Abrams. 90 pages. [Source: Review copy]

First sentence: Smash....crash...wrecking ball! Construction site! What's going on here? Can I look too? So many trucks! So many workers? But what do they all do? We clear the way with...the bull dozer! We flatten the ground with...the grader! We haul logs away with...the skipper! We dig up the ground with...the excavator! We move heavy loads with...the dump truck!

Premise/plot: Little ones are introduced to dozens of construction vehicles in Christopher Franceschelli's Buildablock. His previous books for little ones include Cityblock, Dinoblock, Countablock, and Alphablock. Like the previous books in the series, this one features plenty of die-cut shaped pages which makes for a fun read.

My thoughts: I've only read Cityblock and Buildablock, but I loved them both. I loved the writing. There aren't many words per page, but that doesn't mean there's not much happening. This is an active story that unfolds. And little hands can keep those pages turning. (I love how easy it is to turn the pages.) If your little one loves construction sites and/or vehicles, this one is well worth reading and sharing. Perhaps again and again.

© 2017 Becky Laney of Young Readers

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