Merrytale (An Abrams Trail Tale): A Christmas Adventure (Board book)
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A thrilling Christmas board book adventure with pages to peek through and gatefolds to open!
From Christopher Franceschelli, creator of the Abrams Block Book series, comes the Abrams Trail Tale series, taking readers on unforgettable holiday-themed adventures. In this Christmas story, follow two children on their way to Santa’s workshop as they travel through the city, into a gleaming forest, and across the glittering snowscape. Young readers will delight in the clever die-cut surprises throughout and the dramatic quadruple gatefold at the end that folds out into a special, festive surprise.
About the Author
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.
Allison Black is an illustrator and designer specializing in kid-friendly, colorful creations. She has illustrated 15 published books, with another 5 on the way. Allison lives in Columbus, Ohio, with her husband, two kids, two dogs, two guinea pigs, a cat, and countless fish. Her favorite color is orange. Visit her at allisonblackillustration.com.
"The images are charming, from the wide-eyed deer of the forest to busy elves in the workshop."
— Kirkus Reviews
"A fun presentation with wonderful artwork."
— School Library Journal