from 2 Hours* Last Christmas
delivery dates Free UK Standard Delivery On all orders over £25 Order in time for Christmas 20th December 2nd Class | 22nd December by 3pm 1st Class Free Click & Collect to UK shops From 2 hours after you order*
The Bear, The Piano, The Dog and the Fiddle (Hardback)David Litchfield (author)
- We can order this
The second book in the best-selling, award-winning 'Bear and the Piano' trilogy.
The first book in the trilogy - The Bear and the Piano - has sold over 120,000 copies in the UK and won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize, Illustrated Book Category for 2016
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 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.
BBC Music Magazine - 'Litchfield's warm, richly coloured images are filled with gentle humour, while he packs plenty of emotion and nuance into his succinct text- and music as a starring role.'
The Daily Mail - 'Litchfield's stunning illustrations conjure up the twinkling lights and sombre shadows of New Orleans, beautifully reflecting the joy and melancholy that offset each other in this touching story. Another guaranteed bestseller from this remarkable artist.'
The Daily Mail, 'Best Christmas Books' - 'Loyalty and friendship underpin this touching story from the wonderful David Litchfield...Litchfield's captivating rendition of New Orleans' lights and sombre shadows reflects joy and melancholy to stunning effect.'
The Bookseller, 'Editor's Choice' - 'A big-hearted sequel starring a new cast of animals musicians...this captures all the warmth and charm of the original, with show stopping cityscapes and heartfelt emotion.'
The Bookseller, 'Season's Highlights' - 'Completely charming tale of friendship and music.'
**Don't miss David Litchfield's other books:
The Bear and the Piano 
The Bear, the Piano, the Dog and the Fiddle 
The Bear, the Piano and Little Bear's Concert 
Grandad's Secret Giant
Lights on Cotton Rock
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Number of pages: 40
Dimensions: 300 x 220 mm
'Litchfield's warm, richly coloured images are filled with gentle humour, while he packs plenty of emotion and nuance into his succinct text- and music as a starring role.'
-- BBC Music Magazine
'A big-hearted sequel starring a new cast of animals musicians... this captures all the warmth and charm of the original, with show stopping cityscapes and heartfelt emotion.'
-- Fiona Noble * The Bookseller *
'Picture book perfection, it's better than the first book and we can't wait to see how many awards this one picks up - it'll deserve each and every one of them.' -- Read It Daddy
'Wonderful and original follow-up to The Bear and the Piano.' -- Storytime Magazine
'Set in vibrant New Orleans this powerful story about friendship is the sequel to the global bestseller The Bear and the Piano.' -- Mini Traveller
You may also be interested in...
“A stunning sequel to The Bear and the Piano from one of the brightest talents in children's books today.”
Generally, if a book involves David Litchfield illustrations, you can be guaranteed that it's a good one, especially when he's also the author. Grandad's Secret Giant was my picture book of the year for... More
Please sign in to write a review
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?
For shops outside of these areas: reserve online, pay on collection.
Or, add to basket, pay online, collect in as little as 2 hours, subject to availability.