Praise for Maple  

* Sweet debut. . . . Free-spirited, bracing sessions of solitary, outdoor fun. . . . Here’s a child’s world, where . . . private reverie recurs as an all-consuming pastime. . . . Maple, sweetly nondescript . . . could easily sit next to any young reader at preschool or day care. Leaf rubbings (from real maple leaves!) dazzle. . . . An arboreal homage perfect for children reveling in alone time or reeling with a new sibling’s arrival.” Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

* “Emphasizes the change of seasons through an accessible child-centered perspective. . . . Illustrations enhance the sweet girls’ interactions. . . . Fall into this lovely addition as sisters adjust to the excitement and the changes of a new year ahead.”—School Library Journal

Praise for Maple and Willow Together 

*“Raw, real, and easily imagined by any child who's finally had enough from a close friend, classmate, sister, brother (or even mommy or daddy). Sisterly love abides, of course. . . . Strong sibling bonds are perfectly described through spare language and artwork as lush as a forest of maple and willow trees.” — Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW 

*"Paean to sisterhood. . . . The story is delightfully recognizable, especially to sisters, and is matched by marvelous pencil artwork . . . Nichols is clever enough to build the sisters' subtle differences, so their breakup comes from somewhere. Children will feel all that the girls do: love, anger, and the happiness that comes with making up." — Booklist,  STARRED REVIEW  

Praise for Maple and Willow Apart 

* “Nichols’ pencil and digitally colored illustrations perfectly convey just how close Maple and Willow are . . . [and] keep the focus on the girls and their relationship. . . . Ideal for sharing with sibling pairs about to be parted by the first day of school.”—Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

 

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