Country Road ABC: An Illustrated Journey Through America's Farmland

by Arthur Geisert

Arthur Geisert’s alphabet book features elements of a contemporary country... read more

Arthur Geisert’s alphabet book features elements of a contemporary country road, including farms, people, and other dimensions of a rural environment. “B is for barn cats,” “L is for loading,” “V is for volunteer fire department,” and “X” marks a very specific spot: County Road Y 31 (longitude and latitude provided). Detailed illustrations, made from copperplate etchings and acrylic and watercolor, create a peaceful tone that aptly matches the journey down the road through the village, but there’s a lot to look at in these bucolic scenes. A Farm Glossary offers a detailed explanation of each of the alphabet words while Geisert’s incorporation of changing seasons makes this a journey through a year as well along country roads. (Ages 3–8)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2011

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