1, 2, 3 Salish Sea: A Pacific Northwest Counting Book (Hardcover)
This beautiful natural history counting book features artist Nikki McClure's stunning papercut artwork of flora and fauna found in and alongside the Salish Sea.
A celebration of the unique Salish Sea ecosystem, this counting book will inspire kids to learn more about the creatures who are found here, like stubby squids, lumpsuckers, banana slugs, orcas, nudibranchs, and sculpin. Each image is lovingly created by artist Nikki McClure in her intricate papercut style and captures her passion for this special place in the Pacific Northwest.
About the Author
In 1996, NIKKI McCLURE made her first papercut for the book Apple. She has been creating papercut artwork ever since. She splits her time between making a yearly calendar and making children's books. In the summer, she sails north to explore islands, watch birds, hang out with moss, pick berries, and swim in the Salish Sea. McClure shows her artwork at Land Gallery in Portland every November. She lives in Olympia, Washington, with her husband and son under cedar trees along the eastern shore of the southern Salish Sea. She is also the author of The First 1000 Days, The Next 1000 Days, and Embrace.
"Perceptively celebrates the Salish Sea and its natural elements, from one squid to 1,000,000 raindrops."--Kirkus Reviews
"This natural history counting book is not only a lovely little pre-naptime read for the kiddos, but is also a stunning book to display in the main cabin.--NW Yachting Magazine
"Each image is lovingly created by the artistry of Nikki McClure in an intricate papercut style and fully captures her passion for this special place in the Pacific Northwest."--Midwest Book Review
"1, 2, 3 Salish Sea is a delightful book sure to get children counting and contemplating all the incredible creatures that make their homes in the Pacific Northwest."--Hakai Magazine
"All in the stunning, high-contrasted style of Nikki McClure. I love the sparse use of color and deep black lines. So so beautiful."--Houston Library Finds
Nikki McClure's papercut art is extraordinary and striking, yet gentle and organic, and is a perfect fit for celebrating the natural wonders and exceptional beauty of the unique place she called home.--AveryandAugustine
"The papercut artwork is the real gem of this sweet counting book. Author/artist Nikki McClure’s intricate depictions of lumpsuckers and squids will delight parents and children, and inspire countless trips to the tidepools."--Seattle's Child