The Bear and the Piano

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$19.99  $18.59
Clarion Books
Publish Date
8.9 X 11.9 X 0.5 inches | 1.0 pounds

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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
All the Wonders, Best of 2016 Picture Books
Amazon Overall Top 20 Children's Books of 2016
Amazon, Best Children's Books of the Year Ages 3 to 5
Kirkus Best of 2016
School Library Journal's Fuse#8 Best of 2016

* "Litchfield's 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 bear's emotions--contentment, pride, uncertainty, relief--are captured with equal skill in a tenderly moving story about embracing one's potential while remembering one's 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

"Litchfield's 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