The Bear and The Piano (Paperback)

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  • We would recommend for4yrs+
  • this captures all the warmth and charm of the original, with show stopping cityscapes and heartfelt emotion.”
  • Why we like it: Beautiful story and illustrations / Learn about friendship / Long and complex enough to last for a long time through a child’s different development stages


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.

  • We recommend for 4yrs+
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd 
  • ISBN: 9781847807182 
  • Number of pages: 40 
  • Dimensions: 300 x 220 mm

David Litchfield (author)

Media reviews:

A heart-warming and beautifully illustrated tale of music, friendship and adventure.’ – Huffington Post

This book is full of breath-taking scenes, from the stunning forest to the rich New York skyline.‘ – The Guardian

Opulent.’ – The Sunday Times

A sumptuous treat… [Litchfield] weaves magic with light and space… The ending will have your heart soaring like a soprano’s top C.’ – Daily Mail




About the Author

DAVID LITCHFIELD is an illustrator from Bedfordshire in the UK, represented by The Bright Agency. David first started to draw when he was very young, creating Star Wars and Indiana Jones ‘mash-up’ comics for his older brother and sister.

He is the creator of the award-winning, best-selling ‘The Bear and the Piano’ trilogy, as well as numerous other picture books. His first picture book The Bear and the Piano, won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize (Illustrated Book Category) and became a best-seller in the UK and US. It has sold in over 20 languages to date, with the next books in the trilogy: The Bear, the Piano, the Dog and the Fiddle, and The Bear, the Piano and Little Bear’s Concert available now.



Why We Love It

Very different and inspirational books for both babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. So many to add to the collection!

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