Edie and I were super lucky to have got our hands on a copy of the first book written by the talented illustrator David Litchfield.
We sat out in the early evening sunshine to read The Bear And The Piano. The large pages sweeping open onto dramatic scenes. David’s illustrations have a very distinctive style, his use of mixed media and colour create beautiful illustrations with intricate detail and real depth. Each time we’ve read this story Edie has noticed a beautiful little butterfly in the woods, or a quirky expression on a bear hidden deep in the crowd, that she hadn’t noticed the times before.
Follow this little bear as he embarks on a journey that whisks him off to fame and riches on Broadway. when he realises that where he feels the richest, is at home with his friends, who have a surprise waiting for him.
The sounds that came from the strange thing were beautiful, and the bear had grown big and strong and grizzly.”
This is a beautiful story of dreams and friendships. A great bedtime read, or the perfect story to share some peaceful downtime time with your Babiekins.
Credits // The Bear And The Piano | Frances Lincoln Children’s Books.