Wednesday, 11 December 2013

ReadItDaddy's Booky Advent Calendar Day 11 - 11th December 2013 - "When it Snows" by Richard Collingridge (David Fickling Books)

Booky Advent Calendar Day 11
When It Snows
Written and Illustrated by Richard Collingridge

Published by David Fickling Books

Last Christmas, we thrilled to the delights and charms of this utterly wonderful book. This year we're happy to see it popping up in paperback form all over our favourite bookshops, with its lovely new cover.

Telling the tale of a young boy who marches across the snowiest of snowy landscapes, through the Land of the Snowmen, past frozen vehicles, to a secret place that only The Snow Queen knows, it reminds us of fabulous christmassy books like "The Polar Express".

Richard Collingridge has established himself as a major talent in children's picture books and a fantastic cover illustrator. This will undoubtedly be read again and again over the festive season, and its celebratory message of the wonder of being lost in a good book is good for any time of year!

Charlotte's best bit: Riding atop a polar bear across the snowy landscape

Daddy's Favourite bit: Seeing all the ice-bound frozen vehicles as the boy gambols past ready for adventures in the snow.

(Originally sent to us for review by David Fickling Books)