The Bear and the Piano

The Bear and the Piano


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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 one’s dreams reminds us of the value of friendship, wherever we go.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780544674547
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 82,500
Product dimensions: 8.70(w) x 11.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: AD620L (what's this?)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

David Litchfield creates his artwork using a variety of traditional techniques, then digitally assembling the components. The Bear and the Piano, his first book, was inspired by his love of music and forests, and by the White Stripes’ song “Little Room.” He lives in the United Kingdom. Visit his website at

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The Bear and the Piano 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ReaderWriterEducator More than 1 year ago
LOVE this book - music really does soothe the beast. But like Dorothy said, there's no place like home. So many topics and themes to explore in this tender book.