Nikki McClure - How to Be a Cat
Paper cut art has definitely been making a comeback in recent years, but I have yet to find an illustrator who arranges the medium as gracefully as Nikki McClure. Her illustrations are a joy for both young and old – her beautifully simple silhouettes generate the stark contrasts that appeal to even the smallest of readers and older on-lookers can find comfort in her ability to capture complex emotions in quiet, uncomplicated scenes.
How to Be a Cat follows the antics of a young cat and his older, feline mentor. As you spend more time with young ones this summer, this book is a great reminder of the roles we all play (cats included!) in both teaching life's lessons and learning from others.