......but what I really wanted to tell you about, in this post, are her other books that she has illustrated. And shhhh! Don't tell mister Graeme, but these are already ordered for his birthday thanks to a great deal on Amazon. I've scoured the thrift stores over the past year for these books and came up empty handed each time--and I am not surprised--why in the world would anyone toss these? So I resorted to purchasing them brand spankin' new. ( Because Amazon's price was better than buying them used! ) McClure also illustrated the award winning book Blueberries for Sal, which I hope to add to Graeme's collection soon!
( thanks for your tips in the post below--keep them coming! )