There are some authors and illustrators whose books I await with excitement, and as soon as I knew a sequel to the Bear and Piano was due, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.
I really like David Litchfield’s style of illustration, it’s always so atmospheric and there is lots to absorb in each picture. When the book arrived, The Bear, The Piano, The Dog and The Fiddle D couldn’t wait to read it. He had a good look through it. He read it and promptly handed it over to me to read aloud to the three of them. All three children love this book so much.
In the story, we meet Hector and his dog Hugo – best of friends. Until something happens that sees Hugo embrace opportunities Hector had dreamed of. This is a carefully written story of friendship and the power of such relationships.
As with The Bear and The Piano, the illustrations are just superb – truly atmospheric and the depth to the pictures and the luminescence of the scenes is just fantastic – the children ask me how the pages look like real lights and I never really know how to answer!
This is a wonderful book with so much to explore with children both through its words and its illustrations and it’s been a firm favourite since it arrived here.
We were gifted this book by the publisher and qt the time of this review, my children were almost six years, 4.5 years and 2 years old. This post contains affiliate links.
Author & Illustrator David Litchfield
Publisher Lincoln Children’s Books
Publication Date 6 September 2018 (Hardback)