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The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

White Crib Club - Bedtime Stories for Children

I feel the happiest when I'm listening to beautiful music. What about you? What makes you happy?🎶

5mins

26 Oct 2021

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David Litchfield - let there be light

In the Reading Corner

Chatting with David Litchfield about the illustration for Pip and Egg by Alex Latimer. David talks about his approach to composition, light and the way in which his illustrations work with the text. It's a delightful book that takes a fresh approach to lifecycles and friendship.About Pip and EggOne bright afternoon, Pip met Egg. Pip is a seed from a glorious tree, and Egg is a bird's egg from a nearby nest.When Pip and Egg first meet, they are almost the same size and shape - like two peas in a pod. But as their friendship grows, so do they - for Pip this means growing roots, but for Egg? Well, Egg grows wings, and she can't wait to use them. Though Pip wishes he can follow Egg on her adventures, his roots are strong.So he watches his friend fly away. But true friends always find their way back to one another, and there are no truer friends than Pip and Egg. And if there's one thing they learn, it's that the circle of life will always lead them back to each other.

23mins

16 May 2021

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A Shelter for Sadness; in conversation with Anne Booth and David Litchfield

Sheffield Libraries Podcast

In conversation with author author Anne Booth and illustrator David Litchfield about creative lives and their new collaboration, picture book, A Shelter for Sadness, a beautiful picture book providing hope and support to those experiencing sadness in any form.

36mins

9 Mar 2021

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Afl 04 (2021) - John Grisham - De deal - Alan Bennet - De ongewone lezer - David Litchfield - De beer, de piano, de hond en de viool

Mens en boek

In deze aflevering: John Grisham - De deal Een topadvocaat wordt veroordeeld voor het bezit van staatsgeheimen. Hij krijgt twintig jaar cel, maar na zes jaar wordt hij ineens vrijgelaten… Op het hoogtepunt van zijn roem en rijkdom wordt Joel Backman, topadvocaat voor goede en kwade zaken, gearresteerd wegens het bezit van staatsgeheimen. Hij bekent ogenblikkelijk schuld, zonder verdere openheid van zaken te geven, en wordt tot twintig jaar celstraf veroordeeld. Zijn compagnons sleept hij mee in zijn val, maar zelfs na zes jaar eenzame opsluiting, onder steeds zwaardere omstandigheden, blijft hij zwijgen als het graf. President Arthur Morgan van de Verenigde Staten heeft bij de verkiezingen een verpletterende nederlaag geleden. Voordat hij het veld ruimt voor zijn opvolger, stelt hij een daad die vriend en vijand versteld doet staan: hij verleent amnestie aan. Joel Backman, op voorwaarde dat hij het land verlaat en elders onder een andere identiteit de rest van zijn leven slijt. Omringd door een onzichtbaar netwerk van informanten, observanten en hightech camera-en afluisterapparatuur wordt Backman ondergebracht in een klein appartement in Bologna, waar hij in de veronderstelling leeft dat hij weer een vrij man is en een nieuw bestaan kan opbouwen. Hij kan niet vermoeden dat onzichtbare ogen hem overal ter wereld gadeslaan... Alan Bennet - De ongewone lezer Bij toeval, – ze rent achter haar honden aan, – ontdekt de Engelse koningin een bibliobus die geparkeerd staat bij de keuken van Windsor Castle. Ze voelt zich verplicht een boek te lenen en alhoewel ze van plan is het de volgende week ongelezen terug te brengen, begint ze te lezen. En ze zal niet meer ophouden. Het leesvirus heeft zich van haar meester gemaakt. De koningin maakt kennis met Proust, Sylvia Plath en Alice Munroe, schiet – faux pas –- tijdens een staatsbanket de Franse president aan over Jean Genet; en vindt in haar eigen bibliotheek (veelal gesigneerde) werken van Thakeray, Dickens, Hardy en George Elliot. Maar het lezen maakt de koningin tot een ander mens, tot een koningin die niet gewenst is. David Litchfield - De beer, de piano, de hond en de viool Vioolspeler Hector en zijn hond Bruno zijn beste vrienden. Als Hector het vioolspelen opgeeft omdat het niet lukt om door te breken, leert Bruno het instrument te bespelen. Hij is zo goed dat het niet lang duurt voor een wereldberoemde beer hem vraagt om mee op tournee te gaan. Dat is een kans waar Hector al zijn leven lang van droomt... Kan hij zijn jaloezie opzijzetten en blij zijn voor zijn vriend? Dit hartverwarmende vervolg op De beer en de piano laat zien dat echte vriendschap, net als goede muziek, een leven lang meegaat.

22mins

13 Feb 2021

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Author and Illustrator David Litchfield

Don't Shoot the Deputies

This episode features our first ever author/illustrator guest, and it is the wonderfully talented David Litchfield; author of many beautiful books including 'The Bear and the Piano'. In our interview we find out more about the man behind the books, as well as gaining a fascinating insight into his sources of inspiration and the processes behind the books we love. A must listen for anyone interested in children's literature.

42mins

6 Sep 2020

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Ep #143 Back to the Future part 2 with Illustrators Sam Gilbey and David Litchfield

Flixwatcher: A Netflix Film Review Podcast

Illustrators David Litchfield and Sam Gilby return to Flixwatcher to review David’s choice, Back to the Future Part 2.     Back to the Future Part 2 reunited Michael J Fox’s Marty McFly and Christopher Lloyd’s Doc, however, Crispin Glover did not return and Elizabeth Shue joined as Marty’s girlfriend Jennifer. Both Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale returned to direct and write respectively. It was filmed back to back with Part 3 and was the third highest-grossing film of 1989. BTTF 2 picks up exactly where BTTF ended. They go back to the future (2015) to save their future children but Marty picks up an almanac and inadvertently changes the future. They return to 1985, which is now changed - and it’s not good - and they have to fix things by going back to 1955 (again). It’s fair to say BTTF 2 is not the five star classic BTTF is. The plot feels a bit tired, the product placement tie-ins are jarring (Michael Jackson), the vision of 2015 doesn’t really work and Fox playing his own future daughter is just weird! Watching BTTF 2 with 2020 eyes it’s hard to ignore some of the films misogyny - Jennifer being knocked out early on to avoid her hindering the rescue mission - and nothing can hide some of the terrible make up effects (Lorraine’s fake boobs) and the absence of Glover. Scores [supsystic-tables id=148] Not as fun or warmed hearted as BTTF this sequel will still hold a special place for die hard fans but maybe not earn many new first time watch fans. Back to the Future Part 2 scores 3.61 overall. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Thing? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!   Episode #143 Crew Links   Thanks to the Episode #143 Crew of Illustrators Sam Gilbey (@samgilbey) and David Litchfield (@dc_litchfield)   Find their websites online at: https://samgilbeyillustrates.bigcartel.com/ and https://www.davidlitchfieldillustration.com/   Please make sure you give them some love     More about Back to the Future part 2     For more info on back to the Future part 2 , you can visit Back to the Future part 2 page here or Back to the Future part 2 Rotten Tomatoes page here.   Final Plug! Subscribe, Share and Review us on iTunes   If you enjoyed this episode of Flixwatcher Podcast you probably know other people who will like it too! Please share it with your friends and family, review us, and join us across ALL of the Social Media links below.

47mins

12 Feb 2020

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S2E02: It’s David Litchfield!

ANIMUS

Honestly, this is the Final Cut.This week we sit down with esteemed children’s author and illustrator David Litchfield. We talk about taking the leap, the perks of social media and why trusting your gut instinct can often lead to success. We also definitely don’t discuss Star Wars, at all.The hugely successful ‘The Bear & The Piano’ and it’s follow up ‘Grandad’s Secret Giant’ are available now in all good book shops.Find him at www.davidlitchfieldillustration.comInstagram - david_c_litchfield

1hr 34mins

19 Jan 2020

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Ep #129 The Thing with Illustrators Sam Gilbey and David Litchfield

Flixwatcher: A Netflix Film Review Podcast

It's Episode 129! Illustrators Sam Gilbey and David Litchfield join Flixwatcher to review Sam’s choice, John Carpenters The Thing. The Thing is a 1981 sci-fi horror directed by John Carpenter and starring Kurt Russell. Not to be confused with the 2011 version, The Thing or The Thing from Another World from 1951. The film opens with a dog being chased across an ice landscape by a Norwegian helicopter, they fail to kill the dog and accidentally blown themselves up. What follows is a delicious mix of isolation paranoia, gross body horror and big action moments. You may not have seen it, but you’ll probably be familiar with the line “you’ve got to be fucking kidding’ and the disembodied head spider scuttling across the floor. With a score by Ennio Morricone and some excellent dog acting, The Thing has aged reasonably well. The Rob Bottin special effects are as ridiculous and gross as they were in the 80s, even if they do look a little rubbery now. Scores [supsystic-tables id=134] Scoring fairly high across all categories (with slightly less from Kobi) The Thing scores an impressive 4.27 overall. There was a lot of love/general terror for The Thing from Twitter too. What do you guys think? Have you seen The Thing? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!   Episode #129 Crew Links   Thanks to the Episode #129 Crew of Illustrators Sam Gilbey (@samgilbey) and David Litchfield (@dc_litchfield)   Find their websites online at: https://samgilbeyillustrates.bigcartel.com/ and https://www.davidlitchfieldillustration.com/   Please make sure you give them some love     More about The Thing   For more info on The Thing, you can visit The Thing IMDb page here or The Thing Rotten Tomatoes page here.   Final Plug! Subscribe, Share and Review us on iTunes   If you enjoyed this episode of Flixwatcher Podcast you probably know other people who will like it too! Please share it with your friends and family, review us, and join us across ALL of the Social Media links below.

48mins

23 Oct 2019

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David Litchfield - making picturebooks.

In the Reading Corner

In this interview David talks about his illustration with Nikki Gamble.

37mins

4 Jan 2019

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26 April 2016 | Episode 22: David Litchfield and Lisa Williamson

Down The Rabbit Hole

The gang are joined in the studio by Lisa Williamson and David Litchfield - the teen and picture book winners of the 2016 Waterstones Children's Book Prize. Plus Katherine interviews Ann M Martin, creator of The Baby-Sitters' Club.

28mins

26 Apr 2016

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