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Cover for Blocks


Irene Dickson, Irene Dickson (Illustrator)


List Price: 14.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Other Editions of This Title:
Board book (12/31/2018)


A stylishly illustrated, ingeniously simple picture-book debut perfect for teaching young children about colors and sharing.

Ruby has red blocks and Benji has blue blocks. They both build with their blocks, until Benji takes one of Ruby’s red blocks and, in the tussle that follows, all the blocks CRASH to the floor. But now Benji has blue and red blocks, and Ruby has red and blue blocks, and together they build and build . . . until Guy comes with his green blocks!

Praise For Blocks

A cleverly simple book builds skills as well as towers...Like Ruby, Benji, and Guy, readers will want to share Blocks!
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The large format pages are well-suited for reading to a group. Set on white backgrounds, the images fill the pages and draw readers into the action...Its entertaining approach to problem-solving and large-format illustrations make this book a terrific pick for preschool story time, hopefully followed by a building activity.
—Booklist (starred review)

Nosy Crow, 9780763686567, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 10, 2016

About the Author

Irene Dickson has been designing all sorts of things—from corporate identity, marketing, and websites to interior graphics and stained glass—as well as creating her own range of bespoke wedding stationery. She is now enjoying a new path creating picture books. She lives in a beautiful rural county in England with her family and her very old cat.