Hokey Dowa Gerda and the Snowflake Girl is a fantasy-based children's book from first-time picture book author/illustrator M. J. Matheson from Manitoba. Faith and Dakota’s ordinary lives take a not-so-ordinary turn when strange goings-on begin happening in their bedrooms at night. This brother and sister find fun ways to solve their problems and make friends, too. Some teachers may find the reference to tobacco problematic. The publisher does not include additional background information about the sweat lodge, tobacco, or traditional names. No specific culture is identified in the story.