Counting on Snow
Maxwell Newhouse, folk artist extraordinaire, has created a unique counting book. The premise is simple. He invites children to count with him from ten crunching caribou down to one lonely moose, by finding other northern animals - from seals to wolves to snowy owls - as they turn the pages. But as the animals appear, so does the snow, until it's a character too, obliterating light and dark, sky and earth.
A gorgeous exploration of the isolation and the beauty of northern winter, Maxwell Newhouse has created a deceptively simple picture book that can be enjoyed by all ages.
About this Author
MAXWELL NEWHOUSE is a highly accomplished folk artist whose work has been widely exhibited in galleries across Canada. He has illustrated Laura Secord: A Story of Courage by Janet Lunn and Emily Carr: At the Edge of the World by Jo Ellen Bogart. He has also written and illustrated several books including the acclaimed The RCMP Musical Ride, Let's Go for a Ride - a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award in Children's Illustration, The House That Max Built, and The Weber Street Wonder Work Crew.
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