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.