Author: Nikki McClure
Simple words and cut paper illustrations follow an apple as it falls from a tree, becomes part of a school girl’s lunch, and is buried through the changing seasons until it sprouts anew.
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 Apple
“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