The Bear and the Piano (Hardback)
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The Bear and the Piano (Hardback)

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Hardback 40 Pages / Published: 03/09/2015
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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.

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781847807175
Number of pages: 40
Dimensions: 300 x 220 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A beautiful story about enduring friendship, accompanied by big, dramatic illustrations.'


'Positively gushing with Litchfield's exceptional use of light and texture and provides an overwhelming sense of atmosphere... Litchfield's distinctive style and rich illustrations provide the perfect accompaniment to this tale of tenacity, exploration and belonging. We can't wait to see how he follows what is destined to be a most successful debut.'


"EURO | His vivid, atmospheric scenes of forest and city are imagined on a vast scale, but there is an accessible warmth and humanity to them."

Selected as Editor's Choice for the Picture Book Category in the Children's Previews.


"One of the most distinctive and original book debuts of the autumn."

Selected as Children's Special in the Picture Book category.

Selected for Top 10 Top Children's Books to Get Excited About (for Children's Book Week):

"We love the distinctive art style and the charming concept! Within the book, lessons about exploration and belonging are learned."

'One of the most impressive debuts of the autumn, this is a really stunning picture book with both critical and commercial appeal. A bear stumbles upon a piano in the forest which takes him on the most incredible of journeys.'

Selected as a Highlight of the Season in the Children's Autumn Buyer's Guide.

"... His vivid, atmospheric scenes of forest and city are imagined on a vast scale, but there is an accessible warmth and humanity to them."

Selected as Editor's Choice for the Picture Book Category in the Children's Previews.

'Positively gushing with Litchfield's exceptional use of light and texture and provides an overwhelming sense of atmosphere... Litchfield's distinctive style and rich illustrations provide the perfect accompaniment to this tale of tenacity, exploration and belonging. We can't wait to see how he follows what is destined to be a most successful debut.'

'A beautiful story about enduring friendship, accompanied by big, dramatic illustrations.'

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“The bear and the piano”

I bought this for my three year old grandson. He loves someone to read it to him. Because of the rhythm and rhyme he remembers the words. My daughter says he is captivated by the story and loves the illustrations

Paperback edition
15th May 2016
Helpful? Upvote 64

“Stunning story with adult tones”

This is a picture book that without words would still tell the story perfectly. However, the words are a beautiful story of a bear who has extraordinary talents and leaves the woods to become a star. He is fearful... More

Paperback edition
14th May 2016
Helpful? Upvote 60
Maisie at Waterstones Piccadilly

“Beautiful illustrations and a sweet story.”

This is a lovely picture book with stunning illustrations. Every page is a piece of art.

This picture book is not overloaded with text, so it is really easy to read and a lot of the story is told through... More

Paperback edition
19th March 2016
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