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Fiction Picture Book
Pages: 32
Themes: Pacific Northwest, papercut, black and white illustrations, ocean, counting primer, the First 1000 Days
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
Pub Date: 16/Feb/2021
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From one to ten and beyond, explore the Salish Sea in this visually striking, high-concept counting primer. Acclaimed West Coast artist Nikki McClure uses a single piece of paper and an X-ACTO knife to create her simple yet exquisite images. Whether it's one stubby squid or one million raindrops, readers young and not-so-young will delight in this distinctly Pacific picture book.

Kirkus Reviews
“Exquisite…Perceptively celebrates the Salish Sea and its natural elements, from one squid to 1,000,000 raindrops.”
NW Yachting Magazine
“This natural history coutning 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.”
Midwest Book Review
“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.”
Hakai Magazine
“A delightful book sure to get children counting and contemplating all the incredible creatures that make their homes in the Pacific Northwest.”
Miramichi Reader
“A simple counting book suitable for even the youngest of readers…This is a wonderful way to help young children visualize the numbers, and offers a great opportunity to practice counting while ensuring they remain engaged.”

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