When It Snows - The Observer, The Daily Mail & Other Newspaper and Blog Reviews

Here are some reviews both from newspapers and blogs that 'When it Snows' has received in the run up to this christmas.
The image above is from The Observer, in which When it Snows has a double page spread of which I am particularly pleased!

The magic of reading is the inspiration for this stunningly illustrated debut in which a little boy takes a long and eventful journey across a snow-bound imaginative landscape. ... The dream-like style of illustration makes this the perfect book for snuggling up with on dark wintry nights – Collingridge is clearly a major 
talent to look out for in the future.
- Daily Mail

"Unabashedly escapist . . . This is a romantic walkabout of a book, a dream that takes us with it. ... A boosting vote of confidence in the power of fantasy".
- The Observer

". . . a magical Christmas journey in When it Snows by Richard Collingridge. Beautifully illustrated and full of atmosphere."

- The Sunday Express

Beautiful vast snowscapes are the visual backdrop to this magical story... Captivating and atmospheric.
- Sainsbury's magazine

An awesome debut ... Utterly enchanting, this is the perfect pressie for children and indeed grown-ups who love the magic of the festive season.
- SpiritFM.net

A winter wonderland of atmospheric pictures, blazing fires and the spirit of Christmas, and an inspiring story about the imaginative power of books.
- Lancashire Evening Post

A stunning picture book with a text of only ninety-six words, spread over fourteen double spreads of outstanding, atmospheric artwork which celebrates reading. The simple story of a little boy's adventure is heartwarming.
- Carousel Magazine

Collingridge’s tender and evocative artwork provid[es] plenty of scope for adding detail to the story each time it’s revisited, which is likely to be very often indeed.
- Teach Nursery Magazine

You should definitely know who Richard Collingridge is because you're going to hear an awful lot about him in the future. . . . The utterly gorgeous use of light and dark, and a fairly reduced palette make the artwork truly atmospheric and remarkable.

Meet huge snowmen, an ice queen, fairies, elves, a giant reindeer and Father Christmas.
- WorldBookDay.com

This charming Christmas story about the power of books and stories is told through a combination of stunningly evocative illustrations and simple words.
- Booktrust

Get in the festive mood with this beautiful story of one small boy’s magical snowy adventure. ...An inspiring story about the imaginative power of books.
- Leyland Guardian website

The length is just perfect for little ones... [It] proves the point that stepping into a book can be pure magic! Definitely the perfect book to get you feeling all Christmassy! A big 5 Stars!
- Fiction Fascination

This is a beautiful, beautiful book. With an ending which will leave book-lovers everywhere sighing with delight. It is so luscious.
- Child Led Chaos review site

Stunning, sweeping illustrations by newcomer Richard Collingridge will whisk your tot away on a magical winter's journey.
- MadeForMums

The beautiful story of one small boys magical snowy adventure.
- Toybuzz

If you are still doing your christmas shopping and would like to get When it Snows before christmas I would suggest going to the Blackwells website as a lot of other places seem to be out of stock.
Otherwise Amazon re-stock quite frequently, but are out of stock as I write this, follow this link to go to amazon.


  1. Congratulations, Richard! I forget to mention that I had already purchased a copy for myself. It's truly lovely :)


    1. Thanks Peadar! Thats great...Thanks a lot for helping the cause :) - Am glad you like it too!
      very best
      p.s. happy christmas!

  2. Big Congrats to you! The book is simply amazing and I cant wait to get it. Your inspirational keep doing what you do!. = )

    1. Thanks Mark! I really hope you enjoy it! Merry Christmas.

  3. I just purchased your book. I absolutely love it!!! Congratulations and looking forward to your next book. From Richard Collingridge Fan

    1. Thank you very much! Glad you like it...The next book will be called 'Lionheart' - Not out for a while yet!

  4. Interesante. Un placer visitar tu espacio. Te envío un cordial saludo deseándote un día lleno de mucha paz y armonía.


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