The Bright Agency (Children's Illustration blog)

Read! Make! Play! with The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

The sentiment and journey of the story are so warm and heartfelt – matching the depthy images and incredible use of light, which are so recognisable in David’s artwork.

By David Litchfield, Published by Francis Lincoln

One day, a young bear stumbles upon something he has never seen before in the forest. As time passes, he teaches himself how to play the strange instrument, and eventually the beautiful sounds are heard by a father and son who are picnicking in the woods. The bear goes with them on an incredible journey to New York, where his piano playing makes him a huge star. He has fame, fortune and all the music in the world, but he misses the friends and family he has left behind. A moving tale of exploration and belonging from an exciting debut author-illustrator.


A selection of photos from the fantastic creative workshop we held last Sunday with Kim and The Bear and the Piano…

A musical magical time!

Join us for the next Read! Make! Play!… 

Sunday 19th February – BOOK TICKETS HERE!
Read! Make! Play! based on Alan’s Big Scary Teeth by Jarvis
1 hr long, £10 per workshop

10-11am ages 5+
11.30-12.30pm ages 4 and under

You can click here for our timetable featuring all the upcoming events at The Emporium in 2017!