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‘What you need to be warm’ by Niel Gaiman featuring illustrations by Richard Jones, published by Bloomsbury, is a New York Times Bestseller.

Born in Warwickshire, Richard Jones has been living and working in Devon for over 20 years.

After graduating from the University of Plymouth with a first class degree in Graphic Design and Illustration, he stayed on a little longer to complete a PhD. Richard’s style is something different, working with beautifully layered textures, he creates stand-out illustration, with a gentle, muted palette and memorable character design. His illustrated books include; Feelings and Town Mouse, Country Mouse, both written by Libby Walden and published by Little Tiger Press. Bird Builds a Nest and The Squirrels’ Busy Year by Martin Jenkins and published byWalker Books and Winter Dance by Marion Dane Bauer, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

His picture book, The Snow Lion, by Jim Helmore, published in 2017 with Simon and Schuster and has been published in 20 languages.

Richard Jones is represented by Susan Penny — to work with Richard please email Susan

"Magnificent layered drawings by Richard Jones added to its richness and depth."
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"An excellent way to teach compassion and empathy."
"...Gentleness is the book's key ingredient..."
'Jones depicts an endearing protagonist in curious Small Bear'
"In warm autumnal hues, full-page collage illustrations resembling torn tissue paper enhance the lyrical story and invoke a cozy atmosphere."
"Jones’ deeply textured illustrations make every spruce sprig and, especially, the bears’ fur stand out beautifully."
"Bauer’s verse-like text pairs gracefully with smudgy and similarly understated scenes from British illustrator Jones."
"A beautiful, slightly magical story with a classic feel and a lovely message about making a new friends and growing in confidence."
"I loved the gorgeous cover artwork for this book, and it intrigued me about the story."
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