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4.30  ·  Rating details ·  170 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Cityblock explores city life in an exciting and unique way, from up in a high-rise building to down in the subway. Divided into three sections—things that go, things to see, and things to eat—it features 24 different aspects of city living. As with the other acclaimed books in the series, die-cut icons hint at the larger context on the next spread. Each section opens with ...more
Board Book, 96 pages
Published September 6th 2016 by Harry N. Abrams
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Deb (Readerbuzz) Nance
Dec 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Cybils finalist for Best Board Book 2o16.
Sep 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First sentence: Big city, on-the-go city! How will we get around?

Premise/plot: Cityblock is a board book that celebrates New York City. The first part focuses on how to get around. The second part focuses on what to do. The third part focuses on FOOD.

My thoughts: I loved this one. I loved the actual pages: the die-cut format of some of the pages, the way the pages unfold, the bulky size and shape of it. The text itself is great because of the rhythm and rhyme nature of it. The illustrations ar
Amy Lafleur Meyers
Franceschelli and Peskimo help very young readers to enjoy the sights and foods of a big city! There are three sections to the book (transportation, sights, and foods) which each begin with some variation of "big city, _ city" making the book flow cohesively. Although the book never expressly names a city, it appears to be NYC with the yellow taxis, riding the elevator up high and looking through telescopes at the top, as well as the Natural History Museum. However the book is general enough tha ...more
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Explore all the wonderful things you can do, see, and eat in a big city! Great celebration of city living, wonderfully sweet and diverse illustrations. I love the format of the book, with different shaped pages. Little littles will love the variously shaped pages and searching for the little black cat in the illustrations!
Jun 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Learning about the city with your toddler? This is an excellent and engaging way to start to build the concepts. It jumps around on topics from city to food, which is a little strange, but still interesting.
Great topic and lift the flaps are always popular with kids.
Jan 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
We love these books in this series. Great for any age. My dd likes this book because there are so many hidden pictures.
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
What a cool way to traverse through the city and see the best of the best! A clever presentation with a bonus slick black cat as a guide on the side.
Sep 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
This one is my favorite AND my son's favorite. :)
Apr 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
Fun board book about living in a city and all the things you can do there. Colorful illustrations. Peek-a-boo pages.
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lesson-plans
Very neat! Can’t wait to read more in this series!
Dec 07, 2017 rated it liked it
For the sophisticated baby reader. This board book is extra long with lots of details and motifs that you commonly see in picture books.
Karla Winick-Ford
Oct 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Not as great as the alpha book
Alyssa Gudenburr
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
A very cool board book with flaps to show all the cool city scenes!
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Filled with multicultural images of a major city, this text showcases not only how to travel around the city but also wonderful things, like ice cream, that you can find. Lift the flap pages and board book format. Great for story time!
Sep 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews
Cityblock is an adorable board book that takes little ones on a exciting adventure as they discover all the city has to offer.

​As the children and their grandpa (I assume that's who it is from the illustrations) venture into the city they take all sorts of modes of transportation like the subway, a bus, and a ferry. Then they do a little sightseeing and visit a museum, flea market, and a gift shop. Hunger sets in and the group has some tacos, sushi, and ice cream proving the city is full of plac
Kate Puleo Unger
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: board-books-read
Board Book ages 0-2

This book is so much fun! It features a lot of different shaped pages. It showcases all of the ways to get around a big city, the many things to do in a big city, and the variety of foods to eat in a big city. It's the perfect book for young children living in a city or even families who will be going on vacation to a city. It's original and engaging.
Great Books
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: birth-4
Immerse yourself in this tale of life in the city from morning to night, while engaging in many activities, visual cues, vocabulary, and colorful fun and wordplay for emergent learners with the bold & blocky board book. Reviewer #14 ...more
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love this board book! City transportation, things-to-do/see, and food are covered with unique lift-the-flap type page turns featuring vibrant digital artwork.

A great book for sharing with toddlers and PreK.
Miss Pippi the Librarian
Jan 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: board-book, mpl
Explore a big city by reading Cityblock! It's a thick board book with lots of information in simple sentences. Learn about different modes of transportation, places to visit, and places to eat. It's one day of fun in the big city.

Reviewed from a library copy.
Sep 21, 2016 rated it liked it
I love the art in this lift-the-flap series. This time around, readers are taken for a ride through various forms of transportation exploring the different venues and attractions of a city. Pay attention to the black cat hidden on most of the pages!
Elaine Bearden
very cool in design, art and concept. not sure how long it will last circulating. only complaint is that they visit the bookstore instead of the library! part of abrams appleseeds
Lynne Marie
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved the quality, topic, content, page turns in this great board book.
Jan 05, 2017 rated it did not like it
Sat on the shelves for a long time because nobody bought it. Not particularly memorable.
Jan 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-lit
One of the best board books I've read. Super cute illustrations and fun cut-outs.
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