Counting on Snow

Counting on Snow

Book - 2010
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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.
Publisher: Toronto : Tundra Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9780887769856
Branch Call Number: JP Newho 9254mv 1
JP Newho 9254ul 1
JP Newho 9254ag 1
JP Newho 9254tc 1
JP Newho 9254mm 1
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.
1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill.


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LiztheLibrarian Feb 13, 2018

A pretty straightforward counting book, featuring animals that are more commonly found in cold climates, but are not as familiar to children. Great for a winter themed storytime.

ArapahoeMollie Nov 17, 2017

This board book would be great reading one on one with a child. The snow creeping in little by little is almost imperceptible at first, but kids will get a kick out of seeing a blizzard move in. Counting on Snow has some great vocabulary and animals that are not common knowledge.

Jul 23, 2012

helped me learn big words and different winter animals

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