Author(s): Nikki McClure
"Apple" follows the life of an apple throughout the year, demonstrating the cyclical patterns in nature. The youngest readers will delight in following the journey of the bright red apple--the only splash of color in the otherwise black-and-white illustrations--as it travels from tree, to harvest, to snack, to compost, and finally to sprout. A single word complements each illustration, urging early readers to reflect on each stage in the apple's life.
"Apple" is acclaimed cut-paper artist Nikki McClure's very first book, originally self-published and sold in a limited edition of just 200 copies. Now, 16 years later, it is available in wide release, and fans will relish the chance to own the book that launched McClure's signature style.
Nikki McClure is a self-taught cut-paper artist known nationally for her calendar and gift line. She is the author and illustrator of "Collect Raindrops," "Mama, Is It Summer Yet?," and "To Market, to Market" and the illustrator of "All in a Day," written by Cynthia Rylant. She lives in Olympia, Washington. Visit her online at www.nikkimcclure.com.