I recently received a copy of Nikki McClure’s book, APPLE, which is being re-released by Abrahms Appleseed press this year. McClure is a cut-paper artist and she first self-published this book back in 1997, making 200 copies by hand and selling them around Washington State, where she lives. She went on to publish books like Collect Raindrops and Mama, Is It Summer Yet?
The book is beautiful, telling the story of an apple’s life cycle using just pictures and minimal words.
Reading it to my own four-year-old son, I loved how the book’s simplicity forced both of us to pause over each page and talk, rather than doing our (my) usual plowing through.
It’s a beautiful book for a beautiful fruit!