Launch of: Counting on Snow

On January 15, 2011, Maxwell Newhouse hosted the launch of Counting on Snow, his latest picture book for ages 2-5. The event was held at the Chilliwack Art Gallery in the Chilliwack Cultural Centre. Here are some of the photos from the reception, courtesy of Maxwell Newhouse.


Maxwell invited local schools to attend and provided lots of healthy snacks and refreshments.


Maxwell had all the original paintings displayed from Counting on Snow for attendees to see.


He also showcased original artwork from The Weber Street Wonder Work Crew.


As well as The House That Max Built.


Here comes the rush of signings books and posters!


If you were not able to attend the launch, Maxwell Newhouse’s art installation will be on display until February 17, 2011. We recommend that you stop by to check them out!

Counting on Snow Giveaway:

As a bonus, enjoy the snow in the comfort of your own home. To enter, leave us a friendly comment below telling us what comforts you during snowy weather – is it a cup of hot chocolate, a roaring fireplace, or snuggling under the covers?

A winner will be chosen at random and will receive a copy of Maxwell Newhouse’s Counting on Snow and a set of the illustration miniatures. Please review our rules and this giveaway ends at midnight on Thursday, January 27, 2011 . Thank you for entering!


The miniatures would look lovely framed and hung in a library, classroom, or child’s bedroom!

What readers are saying about Counting on Snow:

43 thoughts on “Launch of: Counting on Snow

  1. I smiled all the way through the post and the photos…now I’m grinning. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity for such a beautiful book!

  2. A snowy day is great for a cup of hot chocolate with marshmallows! My son never lets me forget the marshmallows!!

    Beautiful book!

  3. The art looks great. There is no snow in Florida, but I love to cuddle up with a book and hot chocolate when it gets into the 40s.

  4. After a slow walk through a winter wonderland, (preferrably with fresh snow falling!), I love to curl up with a book and a cup of hot chocolate, right by the window, so I can still enjoy the view!

  5. When it’s cold and snowy outside, I prefer to be indoors sitting close to a warm fire, drinking cocoa, and watching a good movie.

  6. Sometimes when it is snowing outside I like to write poetry to brighten my day.

    The leaves fall here.
    The leaves fall there.
    The leaves fall everywhere.

    The snow falls here.
    The snow falls there.
    The snow falls everywhere.

    Once again the trees are bare,
    Here and there and everywhere.

  7. What comforts me in the winter snowy weather, is a good book and a great cup of hot chocolate. Sitting in front of my big picture window.

  8. Thanks. I Like a great big huge monster mug of tea with lots of sugar ( no milk) to warm us up from the chills. We live in a windy chilly city and it is sure great to come home to a warm house. God bless.

  9. This book is a wonderful story for children and I think works for adults in its way, too! The illustrations are breath-takingly beautiful and adorable! I’d love to have some to frame and hang.

    In the cold, snowy weather, of which we’ve been having quite a bit here in the NYC area, I love to snuggle under the covers surrounded by a couple of my furry cats and with a hot cup of tea and a good book. It’s the perfect way to spend a cold day!

    Thank you!
    ~ Amy
    Aimala127@gmail.com

  10. I love your posting about the book signing event. It is wonderful to go out and met the author. My favourite snowy comfort is the “magic ” blanket – the couch cuddle blanket.

  11. What a beautiful book!
    Snuggling with my four kids in front of the fireplace with hot chocolate and popcorn after a day building snowmen and sledding!

  12. A very impressive display at the gallery – all the artwork evokes strong emotions! Looking forward to adding “Counting on Snow” to our collection of Max’s books.
    On snowy days, I love to bake ginger snap cookies and serve them while we play cards by the fire.

  13. You are one heck of an artist Max. I enjoy the fireplace going with soft music when it is snowing. Of course going out and making a snow angel as well.

  14. Oh how adorable! :o)

    My favorite way to spend a snow day: Curled up with lots of blankets, snuggling with my bunny and 2 cats, watching movies ((Anne of Green Gables, Jane Austen, Indiana Jones, etc.))!!! And it sure has snowed a lot this winter, haha …

  15. What comforts me during snowy weather? Well… frankly, being Canadian and raised in this beautiful country, the snow and winter season is comforting; the HBC slogan (“we were made for this…”) during the 2010 Olympics is very apt. I love greeting the first snowflakes of the season outside, arms raised; I love watching the snow fall from inside my window, curled up inside a warm blanket. I love the constantcy of the coming winter and that comforts me.

    The book looks wonderful and my nephews would love to read it with me. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

    Aliya D.
    aliyadaya(at)shaw(dot)ca

  16. I do curl up under my favorite patchwork quilt with a cup of hot decaf and if I’m feeling devilish, my favorite blueberry muffin, all warm and steamy from the oven!

  17. The book looks gorgeous!
    There’s nothing like sitting under a warm blanket with my daughter and reading some of her favourite books!
    Thanks for the giveaway,

    stellarbookblog[at]gmail[dot]com

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