Lights on Cotton Rock
A little girl witnesses an alien spaceship landing at Cotton Rock near her house. She visits the spaceship and meets a young alien but is called home by her parents. She draws a picture of the alien she met and keeps returning to Cotton Rock as she grows up, in the hope that the UFO will come back. Eventually, after many years, she’s got a son and a granddaughter of her own and she’s starting to give up hope…
This new blockbuster from best-selling author David Litchfield is a tear-jerking story about never stopping believing and the importance of family – a Close Encounters for under-fives.
The Bear, the Piano, the Dog and the Fiddle
Hector and his dog Hugo have made music together through good times, bad times and even some crazy times. But when Hugo learns to play the fiddle, and gets the chance to play with Bear’s Big Band, Hector’s jealousy gets the better of him. Can Hector swallow his pride and learn to be for happy for his friend? Set in New Orleans with a new cast of animal musicians, this big-hearted sequel to the best-selling The Bear and the Piano teaches that friendship, like good music, lasts forever.
Grandad’s Secret Giant
‘Funny, touching and visually stunning, this really is a book to treasure.’ Daily Mail A GIANT story of belonging and friendship from David Litchfield, author of the Waterstones Illustrated Book Prize 2016 winner The Bear and the Piano. “He has hands the size of tables,” Grandad said, “legs as long as drainpipes and feet as big as rowing boats. Do you know who I mean?” “Yes,” sighed Billy. “The Secret Giant. But he’s not real!” Billy doesn’t believe his Grandad when he tells him there’s a giant living in his town, doing good deeds for everyone. He knows that a giant is too big to keep himself hidden. And why would he WANT to keep himself a secret? But as time goes on, Billy learns that some secrets are too BIG to stay secret for long… This delightful heartfelt story of belonging and friendship teaches the importance of tolerance and acceptance to young children.
The Bear and the Piano
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.