The Bright Emporium (STS & Book Launches)

Storytime Sunday with an Unexpected Visitor!

The Unexpected Visitor by Egmont

We welcomed back Jessica Courtney-Tickle, who joined us last year with her beautifully illustrated book The Story Orchestra, all about the seasons and featuring music by Vivaldi.

For this storytime sunday event, Jess read her brand new debut author/illustrated picture book, The Unexpected Visitor – a stunningly beautiful and warm-hearted picture book all about the friendship between a fisherman and a whale. The perfect way to introduce the notion of sharing, sustainability and taking care of the creatures in our oceans with young children. You can read her ‘About the Book’ blog here.

After reading the book (right up close on the stripy storytelling mat!) everyone headed for the craft table: With a boat and fish scene drawn out by Jess, our mini mess makers┬áhad their own fish to decorate and add to Jess’ colourful FISH SCAPE!

Many thanks to Jess for visiting us again, we had a fantastic time and can’t wait to get you back!


Has already SOLD OUT! But we will release some wait list tickets nearer the events, so do check it out:

We are extremely excited to be hosting a storytime with artist Sebastien Braun, who has illustrated the best selling Spinderella, by the very well known and much loved author of The Gruffalo, and many more, Julia Donaldson!

This is a wonderful story,by an award-winning author, with the perfect illustrations to match.
After a reading, there will be creativity and crafting, followed by a book signing with Seb.

We look forward to seeing you!