Reviews

  • Extraordinary and original

    Raymond Briggs
  • Beautifully illustrated ... In its depictions of snowfall and isolation, [it] has a sombre, austere beauty

    James Lovegrove, 'Books of the Year 2017', Financial Times
  • Reminiscent of Raymond Briggs. Weeks's delicate, assured drawings evoke chill-reddened skin, old, trusted machinery, deep shadows, blazing cold and solitude in this superbly atmospheric story

    Imogen Russell Williams, Guardian 'Best New Picture Books'
  • The Gritterman is unutterably beautiful

    Jo Whiley
  • In its wistful, feathery melancholia, the book recalls Raymond Briggs at his darkest, but manages to be uplifting all the same

    Financial Times
  • A touching Raymond Briggs-like story

    Donna Ferguson, Guardian
  • A tender fireside story about an ageing labourer ... A witty, affectionate book ... You feel the story, complete with its soundtrack, would make an enchanting Christmas special on TV, to be repeated every year, in the vein of The Snowman

    Evening Standard
  • Wry, unexpected, and funny ... A really lovely book

    David Gentleman
  • [A] poignant picture book, with skilled crayon and wash illustrations ... The story of a working-class hero

    Sunday Times
  • A beautifully-crafted tale ... An ode to the unsung hero

    Hackney Gazette