Beautifully Illustrated ABC Book Highlights Sustainable Living
Award-winning book pairs each letter of the alphabet with an animal, plant, or natural feature on a sustainable farm in southern Maryland
The latest book by author and illustrator duo Charles Long and Christina Allen offers a fresh take on an old favorite – an ABC book celebrating sustainable farming illuminated by captivating rhymes and gorgeous watercolor illustrations.
“A Farmer’s Alphabet” takes young readers on a walk through a sustainable farm in southern Maryland. Pairing each letter of the alphabet with an animal, plant, or natural feature, the book offers lovely rhymes and a number of new words that children and their parents will appreciate, all set off by Allen’s charming illustrations.
A few examples:
E is for eagle and eggs from a hen. F is for fallow, for frog, fly, and fen.
I is for ice in the wintertime white. J is for jelly in jars sealed up tight.
O is for owls, for onions, and oats. P is for pumpkins, potatoes, and poults.
“A Farmer’s Alphabet” received the 2016 Evergreen Bronze Medal for Nature Conservation and the Bronze This Is Living Award, a category that included all books, not just those for children. Likewise, “Momma Tree,” the first book published together by Long and Allen, won the Moonbeam Gold Book Award and the Mom’s Choice Gold National Book Award.
Allen comments, “Sustainable living topics are very popular now. ‘A Farmer’s Alphabet’ introduces children to food and farming topics, and most of the paintings are from our own sustainable farm.”
“This book is a treasure. Every illustration could be framed on your wall…The children will love the new words they discover, and adults too will want to own this entire work of art.”
~Amazon Review (Five Stars) by Rebecca L. Benton
“A Farmer’s Alphabet” by Charles Long; Illustrated by Christina Allen; Corn Crib Publishing; Juvenile Nonfiction; Nature/Animals, Farm/Sustainable Living/Education/Alphabet; Hardcover, 978-0-9907688-2-1