Richard Collingridge studied illustration at the University of West England, and is now living in London. When It Snows is his picture book debut.
"In his first picture book...Richard Collingridge dives headlong into a fantasy of the season, showing it to be a vast and mountainous expanse of white, both eerie and enchanting." --The New York Times"A picture book debut that features not only an eery ode to mega-snow and various large icy creatures, but also a good word at the end for reading itself." --The Associated Press"Newcomer Collingridge's paintings are sumptuous and absorbing, creating a genuine sense of magic. And, as the final scene makes clear, it's a kind of magic that any reader can access: 'And I can go there every day... because my favorite book takes me there.'" --Publishers Weekly"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." --The Daily Mail (UK)