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Dinoblock features thick pages cut into the shapes of dinosaurs! Readers will be introduced to more than 20 different kinds of dinos via die-cuts of their unique silhouettes and the illuminating comparisons to familiar things from a young child's world. I stretch high like the ladder on a fire truck. I am a Brachiosaurus. As children touch the pages, they have a chance to guess the dinosaur and appreciate the uniqueness of its silhouette. A final gatefold delivers a roundup of all the dinos included. This hands-on approach, delivered in colorful pages by hip British design team Peskimo, makes for an immersive, age-appropriate introduction to a favorite topic of childhood.


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.


  • Publisher: Abrams Appleseed; Brdbk edition (June 30, 2015)
  • Language: ‎English
  • Board book: ‎96 pages
  • ISBN-10: ‎1419716743
  • ISBN-13: ‎9781419716744
  • Reading age: ‎1 - 3 years
  • Grade level: ‎Preschool and up
  • Item Weight: ‎1.39 pounds
  • Dimensions: ‎5.25 x 2.38 x 6.25 inches
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