Second Coldest Place on Earth?

A month or so ago, Calgary was reported to be the second-coldest place on Earth, at -33 degrees Celsius
(-27F). Brrrrr!
The only place colder IN THE WHOLE WORLD was the South Pole. 

Today, it's -22C (-8C.) What better weather could you ask for to curl up with a good book about snow?

 In my picture book The Snow Show, celebrity chef - and snowman - Kelvin hosts a TV cooking show where he investigates evaporation, condensation, and precipitation—all while cooking up the crispiest, lightest, fluffiest batch of snow ever to fall from the sky!

Reviewers had this to say about The Snow Show:

“ of the most gloriously exuberant, inventive displays of computer- created art that I have seen in a picture book.”

--Caldecott award winning artist Paul Zelinsky, The New York Times Book Review, December 8, 2008.

“…As the studio audience oohs and aahs, playful visuals mix the cooking-show motif with science to great effect…Complete with a commercial break and outtakes, this show’s as packed with information as a good hard snowball.”

Kirkus, September 15, 2008

“Hoopla, bloopers and the rantings of temperamental talent turn a lesson in the science of snow into a boisterous blast of behind-the-scenes TV-making lunacy — who knew deposition, sublimation, sectored plates and radiating dendrites could be so much fun?”, podcast, November 15, 2008

Read The Snow Show, then download a free kids’ activity kit pdf from for more arctic antics