Softbound, large format
When I saw A Farmer’s Alphabet, I knew it was a perfect addition to the 3rd Grade Farming/House Building block in the Waldorf curriculum. The feel of these images is so authentic (I grew up on a farm, so I can attest to this), so warm and alive, that having this book available can enrich the student’s experience enormously. Many 3rd Grades use Laura Ingles Wilder’s Farmer Boy as their focus — A Farmer’s Alphabet practically illustrates the story: a New England farm with work still being done with simple tools.
A bonus is that the alphabet also shows both upper and lower case printed letters that in 3rd grade, when students are reading from printed books as well as writing their own main lesson books, becomes a lovely visual reinforcement.