Apple by Nikki McClure


Apple by 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. Praise for AppleSTARRED REVIEW Run your fingers across this satisfyingly square book s cover and feel the subtle, smooth outlines of a ripe apple and simple letters. You ll immediately sense the solid, soothing storytelling at work inside, achieved through astute manipulations of paper. Kirkus Reviews, starred review The art is gorgeous, the text is one-word-per-page minimal and the story is sprinkled with welcome surprises. The New York Times Book Review The emphasis on the cycle of life makes this a useful classroom and library addition. School Library Journal

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

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40 pages


Nikki McClure
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Publication date

1st August 2012



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