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Posted December 23, 2010
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.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.