Synopses & Reviews
Young children see the passage of time through the seasonal changes to the world around them in this charming book, illustrated with Nikki McClures extraordinary cut-paper art. A little boy who cant wait for summer keeps asking his mama, Is it summer yet?” Mama says, Not yet, little one,” then points to the signs that spring is turning to summerthe softening of the earth, the nest-building of squirrels, the singing of birdsand encourages her son to savor the beauty of spring.Following the success of All in a Day
, Nikki McClure once again uses her unique paper cutouts to showcase wonderful images of nature and the joys of family and the outdoors, creating a book that is both timeless and fresh.
Printed on recycled paper! Praise for All in a Day
New York Times bestseller
Publishers Weekly bestseller
[STAR] This uplifting picture book succeeds in introducing children to the perennial promise of tomorrow through lithe language and honed imagery.” Kirkus, starred review
[STAR] A handsome, effective piece of bookmaking that captures the glory of a day and the possibilities it holds.” Booklist, starred review
"A handsome, effective piece of bookmaking that captures the glory of a day and the possibilities it holds." Booklist (starred review)
"This uplifting picture book succeeds in introducing children to the perennial promise of tomorrow through lithe language and honed imagery." Kirkus (starred review)
andldquo;Collect Raindrops: The Seasons Gathered is absolutely beautiful in its entirety.andrdquo;
"Young children will enjoy following Little Elephantand#8217;s fantasies....Along with the imaginative silliness, the nurturing parent-child tenderness is the core of the story."and#8212;Booklist and#160; "The pairing of Buntingand#8217;s traditional text, powered by an elegant repeating structure, with Ruzzierand#8217;s offbeat art is unexpectedly fabulous."and#8212;Horn Book Magazine, starred review
andquot;The text finds simple joys in oneandrsquo;s surroundings, and the consistent use of in versus out drives home this basic concept...McClureandrsquo;s cut-paper illustrations are filled with amazing detail.andquot;
andquot;The coziness and intimacy of childhood will reverberate with children and adults alike.andquot;
Young children see the passage of time through the seasonal changes to the world around them in this charming book, illustrated with Nikki McClure's extraordinary cut-paper art.
A little boy who can't wait for summer keeps asking his mama, "Is it summer yet?" Mama says, "Not yet, little one," then points to the signs that spring is turning to summer — the softening of the earth, the nest-building of squirrels, the singing of birds — and encourages her son to savor the beauty of spring.
Following the success of All in a Day, Nikki McClure once again uses her unique paper cutouts to showcase wonderful images of nature and the joys of family and the outdoors, creating a book that is both timeless and fresh.
Little Elephant and Mama Elephant are going for a walk. and#8220;Hold on to my tail,and#8221; says Mama. and#8220;If you want to ask me a question, tweak twice.and#8221; Tweak, tweak!
and#8220;Mama, what is that?and#8221; Little Elephant is curious about the frog, the monkey, the songbird, the butterfly, and the crocodileand#8212;and especially about what a little elephant can do. Mama knows just how to answer, to help her cherished Little Elephant grow.and#160;
Eve Buntingand#8217;s tender text and Sergio Ruzzierand#8217;s whimsical illustrations make this walk with Mama an excursion any little elephant would enjoy.
Gather, Navigate, Welcome, Fortify, Surrender, Save, Listen, Make Mistakes. These are some of the messages renowned artist Nikki McClure affirms in this gorgeous monograph of her paper cuts. Organized by season, these delicate pieces exude an optimism that revolves around community, sustenance, parenting, and appreciating both urban and rural landscapes. McClureand#8217;s work reminds us of the important things: the change of seasons, slowing down the world for a moment so we can actually taste it, looking up at the stars to dream.
This reissue of the 2007 art book includes 64 pages of new, breathtaking art. At a smaller trim size than the original, this volume makes the perfect gift.
I only want to stay in.
In my pajamas.
In. In. In.
For a boy and his toy giraffe, today is the perfect day to stay in. Snug in his pajamas, he reads books, bakes popovers, and plays with a big wicker basketandmdash;that he transforms into a rocket ship to fly in andldquo;innerspace.andrdquo; But soon, the outdoors is too tempting to resist, and he takes his wild imagination into
nature. That is, until itandrsquo;s time to come inside again.
Illustrated with the gorgeous paper cuts for which Nikki McClure is known, In reminds us of the essential childhood pleasures found in an engaged day of imaginative play and exploration, without electronics, scheduled activities, or adults.
Hello Kitty, hello seasonal fun! This sunny board book depicts our favorite star and her cast of friends enjoying all that summer has to offer: swimming, ice cream cones, and more! With sparse text and irresistible original scenic art, this title is part of the newest series of Hello Kitty collectible board books.
About the Author
Nikki McClure is a self-taught artist who has been making paper-cuts since 1996. She is the author and illustrator of Abrams' Collect Raindrops and the illustrator of All In a Day, by Cynthia Rylant. Kirkus said her "illustrations make such nebulous concepts as hope and renewal accessible to young readers," and Publishers Weekly said children will enjoy "the tenderness of McClure’s images." She lives in Olympia, Washington.