New! Now for you and your child's enjoyment here are three of our favorite Award winning board books by famed Maine artist and author Dahlov Ipcar. In her first board book, Farmyard Alphabet, Ipcar in her delightful, unique text and bold, bright artwork takes you from apples and barns to vegetables and woodstoves celebrating farm life. The companion book, Farmyard Numbers is a fun, interactive board book introducting your child to numbers with charming rhymes, stories and farmyard scenes. Dahlov Ipcar's Maine Alphabet covers the entire state of Maine showcasing her bold, striking signature illustrations of wildlife and coastal scenes. Her affection for Maine rings true in each letter, from "A is for animals, wild and free," to "W is for woodlands of wonder for you and me." In the last illustration, which the 94-year-old artist did especially for this edition, she invites young readers to "Walk in my woods and you will see X, Y and Z high in a tree."
Board books, 22-24 pages, Ages 2-6
About the author In a career spanning more than eighty years, Maine artist Dahlov Ipcar has written and illustrated more than thirty children's and young adult books. Born in Vermont and raised in Greenwich Village, she summered in Maine after her parents (the famed sculptor William Zorach and artist Marguerite Zorach) bought a farm on Georgetown Island in 1923. Thirteen years later, eighteen-year-old Dahlov, an aspiring artist, married Adolph Ipcar. The young couple left New York City in 1937 to live on the Maine farm where they first met. By the early 1940s, Ipcar had nearly given up thoughts of writing and illustrating books, when she was contacted by a New York publisher to illustrate The Little Fisherman. The struggling young artist jumped at the chance, and this charming title helped launch a prolific career that saw her write and illustrate more than thirty children's books of her own.