The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

Title: The Bear and the Piano
Author: David Litchfield
Illustrator: David Litchfield
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children’s Books (2016)
ISBN: 9781847807182
The Bear and the Piano is a great picture book to promote a sense of belonging, courage, perseverance and wellbeing.
Surprised to discover a piano in the middle of the forest he returns day after day to practice. He plays beautiful music to the delight of the other bears. A chance encounter, along with his musical abilities take him to the city where he plays sold-out concerts. “The city was everything he had hoped it would be. But deep down, something tugged at the bear’s heart… He missed the forest. His missed his own friends. He missed his home.” So the bear makes the difficult decision to return home to his waiting friends.

Buy The Book


These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies book to book. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!

David Litchfield Tumblr: Information about The Bear and the Piano
Teaching Ideas: The Bear and the Piano Teaching Ideas and Resources
World Book Day: The Bear and the Piano Activities & Games
St. Thomas University Online: Elementary School Lesson Plans for Music Subjects
Northern Ireland Curriculum: Music Activities
David Litchfield Official Website
Take a look inside The Bear and the Piano

Books by David Litchfield

More Books to Explore

The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.

Like this post? Pin it & share the love!

The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.