Synopses & Reviews
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 appleandmdash;the only splash of color in the otherwise black-and-white illustrationsandmdash;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 appleandrsquo;s life.
Apple is acclaimed cut-paper artist Nikki McClureandrsquo;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 McClureandrsquo;s signature style.
Praise for Apple
andquot;Run your fingers across this satisfyingly square bookandrsquo;s cover and feel the subtle, smooth outlines of a ripe apple and simple letters. Youandrsquo;ll immediately sense the solid, soothing storytelling at work inside, achieved through astute manipulations of paper.andquot;
andmdash;Kirkus Reviews, starred review
andquot;The art is gorgeous, the text is one-word-per-page minimal and the andldquo;storyandrdquo; is sprinkled with welcome surprises.andquot;
andmdash;The New York Times Book Review
andquot;The emphasis on the cycle of life makes this a useful classroom and library addition.andquot;
andmdash;School Library Journal
and#8220;A fresh presentation of the gardening cycle with a joyful conclusion, and the added attraction of an easy and tasty recipe for vegetable soup on the flyleaf.and#8221;--School Library Journal and#160; and#160; and#8220;Provides a healthy dose of completely digestible information on growing and nurturing living things.and#8221;--Publishers Weekly
Together, a father and child share the joys of planting and watching seeds grow. Once their harvest of vegetables is ready, they'll cook it up into the best soup ever. Full color.
Together, a father and child share the joys of planting, watering, and watching seeds grow. Now available for the first time as a lap-sized board book, this beloved Lois Ehlert story includes a mouthwatering vegetable soup recipe.
A mouth-watering lap-sized board book edition of a Lois Ehlert gardening classic.
About the Author
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.