Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Book Review: 'Counting on Snow' by Maxwell Newhouse

✰✰✰✰ This visually powerful and stunning board book features unusual arctic animals in the winter snow. Readers count backwards from ten caribou down to nothing as the light snowfall becomes a blizzard.

The Bottom Line: Besides the engaging folk art in oil and linen, the beauty and cleverness of this book is in its simplicity. Newhouse uses a very limited color palette to illustrate the arctic landscape, and the text is large. This sturdy book is perfect for classroom or library story times for tots in preschool. Little ones will be fascinated as the animals blend into the snowy background just like they do in real life.

Details: Counting on Snow written & illustrated by Maxwell Newhouse. Hardcover board book published by Tundra Books in 2017. 24 p. ISBN: 978-77049-992-8 NOTE: I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This was made possible via the Early Reviewers program at LibraryThing.

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