The Bear and the Piano (Hardcover)
Title: The Bear and the Piano
Breath-taking illustrations, great message, sweet and relatable story, expressive main character, fun and heartwarming... this book is beautiful in every sense of the word! A perfect read for every kind of family and for every youngster to enjoy with their elders.— From Zazu's Past Picks 2
One day, a bear cub finds something strange and wonderful in the forest. When he touches the keys, they make a horrible noise. Yet he is drawn back again and again. Eventually, he learns to play beautiful sounds, delighting his woodland friends.
Then the bear is invited to share his sounds with new friends in the city. He longs to explore the world beyond his home, and to play bigger and better than before. But he knows that if he leaves, the other bears will be very sad . . .
This gorgeously illustrated tale of following ones dreams reminds us of the value of friendship, wherever we go.
About the Author
David Litchfield is the creator of the award-winningThe Bear and the Piano and its companion, The Bear, the Piano, the Dog, and the Fiddle.He is alsothe illustrator of Miss Muffet, Or what Came After by Marilyn Singer and many other picture books. He lives with his family in Bedfordshirein the United Kingdom. www.davidlitchfieldillustration.com, Twitter: @dc_litchfield, Instagram: @david_c_litchfield.
All the Wonders, Best of 2016 Picture Books
Amazon Overall Top 20 Childrens Books of 2016
Amazon, Best Childrens Books of the Year Ages 3 to 5
Kirkus Best of 2016
School Library Journals Fuse#8 Best of 2016
* "Litchfields multilayered mixed-media illustrations gracefully portray dappled forest groves, the energy of a packed concert hall, and the simultaneous bustle and solitude of city life. The bears emotionscontentment, pride, uncertainty, reliefare captured with equal skill in a tenderly moving story about embracing ones potential while remembering ones roots."
Publishers Weekly, STARRED review
* "This is one of those rare books that children can return to again and again through the years, each time finding new meaning appropriate to their varying ages and stages...Litchfield's poignant debut picture book celebrates both the wonders of wandering far in pursuit of one's dreams and the sweet comfort of returning home."
Kirkus, STARRED review
"Litchfields debut picture book is a visual feast. Using a variety of different techniques and then digitally assembling them, he has produced a story filled with verdant and luminous images that create an enchanting atmosphere."
School Library Journal