A Board Book



ISBN: 9781419736315 Categories: ,

Nikki McClure


The life cycle of an apple, illustrated by acclaimed cut-paper artist Nikki McClure This board book, featuring Nikki McClure’s signature papercuts, follows the journey of a 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. In the opening spread, a ripe, red apple falls from a tree, and a man gathers it to take home. His daughter takes the apple to school for lunch, but mistakenly drops it after taking a bite. Left on the ground, we see the apple buried as the seasons change and children come and go on the playground above. On the final spread, the buried apple has produced an apple tree sprout. A single word complements each illustration, urging early readers to reflect on each stage in the apple’s life.

Additional information

Weight 465 g
Dimensions 18.7 x 18.7 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 10 September 2019
Number of pages 30
Format Board book
Dimensions 18.7 x 18.7 cm
Weight 465 g


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Nikki McClure is a self-taught cut-paper artist who illustrates gift products as well as many books for children. She is the author and illustrator of Collect Raindrops, How to Be a Cat, Mama, Is It Summer Yet?, and To Market, To Market, among many others. She lives in Olympia, Washington.