• Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
  • Publication Date: March 3, 2015
  • Price: $16.95
  • Trim Size: 7 12 x 10
  • ISBN: 1-4197-1486-4
  • EAN: 9781419714863
  • Page Count: 36
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations
  • Format: Hardcover (with gatefold)
  • Rights: World/All
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I only want to stay in.
In my pajamas.
Inside.
In. In. In.

For a boy and his toy giraffe, today is the perfect day to stay in. Snug in his pajamas, he reads books, bakes popovers, and plays with a big wicker basket—that he transforms into a rocket ship to fly in “innerspace.” But soon, the outdoors is too tempting to resist, and he takes his wild imagination into
nature. That is, until it’s time to come inside again.
Illustrated with the gorgeous paper cuts for which Nikki McClure is known, In reminds us of the essential childhood pleasures found in an engaged day of imaginative play and exploration, without electronics, scheduled activities, or adults.

Praise

"The text finds simple joys in one’s surroundings, and the consistent use of in versus out drives home this basic concept...McClure’s cut-paper illustrations are filled with amazing detail."
— Julia Smith, Booklist
STARRED REVIEW
"The coziness and intimacy of childhood will reverberate with children and adults alike."
— Laura Hunter, Mount Laurel Library, NJ, School Library Journal

About the author

Nikki McClure is the author and illustrator of Collect Raindrops; Mama, Is It Summer Yet?; To Market, To Market; Apple; and How to Be a Cat, and the illustrator of All in a Day by Cynthia Rylant and May the Stars Drip Down by Jeremy Chatelain. She lives in Olympia, Washington. Visit her online at nikkimcclure.com.