Wild Animal Alphabet
$10.95, Board Book
ABOUT THE BOOK
The second board book from Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar, following last year's Dahlov Ipcar's Farmyard Alphabet, draws on illustrations from ten of Ipcar's previous children's books, most of which are out of print, as well as some of her fine art paintings. Her original rhyming couplets take readers on a fantastic trip from antelopes to tigers all the way to "Z is for Zebra, who always comes last."
"This book is not your standard animal alphabet book it's a genuine work of art that ignites the imagination. Composed of rich colors, eclectic patterns, and a variety of mediums and textures, "Dahlov Ipcar's Wild Animal Alphabet" brings animals to life, often in comical scenarios. Unexpected phrases and beautiful imagery will keep readers of every age turning the pages."
Sophie Nelson, The Maine Magazine
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
In a career spanning more than half a century, Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar has written and illustrated more than thirty children's and young adult books, starting with The Little Fisherman (by Margaret Wise Brown) in 1945 and including
The Cat at Night, One Horse Farm, Hardscrabble Harvest,
The Calico Jungle, and
My Wonderful Christmas Tree.
Her unique and distinctively modern style helped change the role of artwork in children's literature. Ipcar was born in 1917 in Vermont and raised in Greenwich Village. Her parents, the famed sculptor William Zorach and artist Marguerite Zorach, bought a farm on Georgetown Island in 1923, where Ipcar first summered and later moved with her husband Adolph in 1937. She still lives on the farm and continues to paint almost every day.
In 2001, she received The Katahdin Award, a lifetime achievement award from the Maine Library Association, and in 2010, she was awarded the New England Independent Booksellers Association's prestigious President's Award for her outstanding contribution to arts and letters.