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Dahlov Ipcar's Farmyard Alphabet

Board book, 20 boards, Children's, Ages 2-6

ISBN: 978-1-934031-43-8



About this Book:

Bronze Medal, Board Book, 2011 Moonbeam Children’s Book Award
Honorable Mention, Best Children’s Book, 2011 Maine Literary Award

 Dahlov Ipcar's Farmyard Alphabet is Maine artist and author Dahlov Ipcar's first board book, pairing her fresh, original verses with timeless illustrations from eleven of her books, many of which are out of print. From apples and barns to vegetables and wood stoves, both the unique text and bold, bright artwork celebrate farm life in Ipcar's inimitable style. Strong proud horses, fat happy pigs and playful kittens will charm toddlers, and Ipcar fans will be delighted to see illustrations from The Wild Whirlwind, Bright Barnyard and Black and White, as well as those from eight other books.

Dahlov Ipcar's Farmyard Alphabet
  • Dahlov Ipcar's Farmyard Alphabet
  • Dahlov Ipcar's Farmyard Alphabet Interior 1
  • Dahlov Ipcar's Farmyard Alphabet Interior 2
  • Dahlov Ipcar's Farmyard Alphabet Interior 3
  • Dahlov Ipcar's Farmyard Alphabet Back Cover

"Ipcar pairs charming depictions of farm life with a gentle rhyming text to take you from A to Z. Illustrations selected from her forty year career give the book a classic vintage feel."
– Phoebe Vreeland, The Children's Book Review

"At 93, children's book illustrator Dahlov Ipcar gives young readers her vision of the ABCs"
– Aislinn Sarnicki, Bangor Daily News  

"This is the first of her books to become a board book, and it has similar qualities in the unique vintage colors that she uses.  The illustrations are done in a European folk art style, simple but not cutesy.  Ipcar is unusual as a children's illustrator in that she uses the color black occasionally to great effect.  Most kid's books seem to avoid black, and I'm not sure why.  But the colors of the varying animals pop against the squares of black that alternate with other colors in this board book.  The theme, obviously, is the animals in the farmyard.  Geared towards babies, and non-toxic of course, my son still enjoys reading it despite his "I not baby" status."
– Black Sheep Dances

Dahlov Ipcar

About this Author

In a career spanning more than eighty years, Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar (1917-2017) wrote and illustrated more than thirty children's and young adult books, starting with The Little Fish



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