Cover image for Moving blocks
Title:
Moving blocks
ISBN:
9789888240708
Edition:
Michael Neugebauer edition.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 17 cm
General Note:
On board pages.
Summary:
Describes things that can be made from toy blocks, including a car, bus, or plane.
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Summary

Winner of: CCBC Choices 2016, Picture Books for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers What are you building? What can it be? An irresistible guessing game, this book asks simple questions for identifying objects that move. The vivid pictures in the book can be reinforced through play with building blocks, allowing young imaginations grow.


Author Notes

Yusuke Yonezu is an author and illustrator of children's books, including the Guess What? series, 5 Little Apples, Bottoms Up! , Rainbow Chameleon , We Love Each Other , and Yum Yum!


Reviews 2

School Library Journal Review

Baby/Toddler-These impeccably designed concept books are deceptively simple and pack lots of opportunity for an engaging reading experience. Yonezu artfully uses die cuts to introduce questions that will inspire burgeoning imaginations. In Squares, he asks, "What can three small squares be?" At the flip of the page, readers are met with a bus or a train. In Moving Blocks, each page turn introduces vehicles that kids will recognize. The bright primary and secondary colors against white backgrounds are just right for toddlers. © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Kirkus Review

Colors, shapes, vehicles, and an invitation to play with blocks add up to a bonanza for imaginative toddlers. Yonezu's board book is reminiscent of Pat Hutchins' classic Changes Changes (1971) but with a modern, graphic style that calls to mind the art of Piet Mondrian. The concept is simple: things that go are built out of bright red, yellow, green, and blue squares, rectangles, and circles outlined in heavy black lines. Each section begins with the conversation starter: "What are you building? What can it be?" A turn of the die-cut page offers a hint about the sound of the vehicle and then the vehicle itself against a clean, white background. The first is a simple truck, with subsequent creations growing increasingly complex: a bus, a train, a ship, a plane, a rocket. Strong graphic design makes this effort aesthetically pleasing. Predicable repetition will help engage active toddlers. Best of all, similar, three-dimensional blocks are easy to find, making the final invitation"What else can you build?"one families can readily act on. Millennial parents, and their parents, the grandparents of Generation Alpha, eager to encourage active play and hands-on experiences, will find this offering a pleasing board book to share with toddlers. (Board book. 1-3) Copyright Kirkus Reviews, used with permission.