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Waiting for High Tide - by Nikki McClure (Hardcover)

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Highlights

  • Waiting for High Tide has earned two STARRED reviews from Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus!
  • 5-7 Years
  • 11.0" x 9.6" Hardcover
  • 48 Pages
  • Juvenile Fiction, Science & Nature

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About the Book



While waiting with family members for high tide to come in, a youngster who is very knowledgeable about the seashore and what lives there helps to build a raft.



Book Synopsis



Waiting for High Tide has earned two STARRED reviews from Publisher's Weekly and Kirkus!

For one young boy, it's a perfect summer day to spend at the beach with his family. He scours the high tide line for treasures, listens to the swizzling sound of barnacles, and practices walking the plank. But mostly he waits for high tide. Then he'll be able to swim and dive off the log raft his family is building. While he waits, sea birds and other creatures mirror the family's behaviors: building and hunting, wading and eating. At long last the tide arrives, and human and animal alike savor the water.
Another beautiful ode to life lived in harmony with nature, and by the labor of one's own hands, from an artist of great warmth and clarity.



Review Quotes




**STARRED REVIEW**
"Astounding full-bleed, cut-paper illustrations (in black and white with isolated use of pink and blue) appear opposite the narrative--muted, matte, and miraculous. Clumped kelp, rippling water, clambering crabs, banks of barnacles, round cheeks, the curvature, of feathers and barbed beaks, bark on logs--all achieve extraordinary, evocative clarity through lacy cutouts within the context of gratifying, gorgeous compositions. The tide has brought an extraordinary book to our shores."-- "Kirkus"

**STARRED REVIEW**
"Lavish with words and images in a story that is a worthy heir to Robert McCloskey's work... The sense of place is so rich that it seems possible to smell the air and hear the gulls."
-- "Publisher's Weekly"

**STARRED REVIEW**
"McClure's distinctive artwork--black paper cut with an X-ACTO knife and fountain pen--has never been richer. The simple palette of black, white, and blue, accented with the occasional pink (the sunglasses, the heron's long legs, the gulls' feet), is stunning. Children will love searching for the marine animals and detritus. Delicately penned endpapers illustrate the steps in raft-building, and some shore creatures. A celebration of the natural beauty of a summer's day on the Olympic Coast."-- "Booklist"

"... McClure's cut-paper images are at once sweeping in their scale and extraordinary in their detail... A splendid seaside tour worth poring over. For general picture book collections as well as curriculum units on natural science."-- "School Library Journal"

"Stunning paper-cut and fountain ink illustrations bring readers to the Salish Sea for a day of raft building and waiting for high tide."-- "School Library Connection"



About the Author



Nikki McClure is the author and illustrator of Collect Raindrops; In; Mama, Is It Summer Yet?; To Market, To Market; Apple; and How to Be a Cat. She is also the illustrator of All in a Day by Cynthia Rylant and May the Stars Drip Down by Jeremy Chatelain. McClure lives in Olympia, Washington. www.nikkimcclure.com.
Dimensions (Overall): 11.0 Inches (H) x 9.6 Inches (W) x .4 Inches (D)
Weight: 1.0 Pounds
Suggested Age: 5-7 Years
Number of Pages: 48
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Science & Nature
Publisher: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Theme: General
Format: Hardcover
Author: Nikki McClure
Language: English
Street Date: April 5, 2016
TCIN: 50466242
UPC: 9781419716560
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-2678
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.4 inches length x 9.6 inches width x 11 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 1 pounds

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