With a palette of black, white and yellow, Nikki McClure portrays intricate and varied ways to stay “in”, until halfway through the book, our main character wants to go “out”. But this character doesn’t want to go out in the regular ways–she wants to go out in the rain and at 23167716night. A gorgeous fold-out page spread shows “every kind of owl” and in the back matter, McClure gives a detailed guide of thirty-five owls, which she admits are not “every kind of owl”; rather they are her favorites.

In by Nikke McClure is a book to read again and again.


About AnEducationInBooks

Wendy BooydeGraaff is the author of Salad Pie, a children's picture book published by Ripple Grove Press. Her work has been published in Emrys Journal Online, The Emerson Review, Jellyfish Review, Bending Genres, SmokeLong Quarterly and Leopardskin & Limes, and is forthcoming in NOON. Read more work at or find her on Twitter @BooyTweets.
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