Musical story-telling with David Litchfield 


Tuesday 15th December, 11am

Streamed live on both Kirklees Libraries YouTube channel and Facebook page

Meet David Litchfield, author and illustrator of picture books ‘The Bear and the Piano’, The Bear, the Piano and Little Bear’s Concert ‘, ‘The Bear, The Piano, The Dog and the Fiddle’, ‘Grandad’s Secret Giant’,  and ‘Lights on Cotton Rock’.  His first picture book The Bear and the Piano, won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize (Illustrated Book Category) and became a best-seller in the UK and US. It has sold in over 25 languages to date. David has also illustrated a number of books for authors such as Ross Montgomery, Andy Stanton and Sally Lloyd Jones as well as book covers for David Almond, Kate Dicamillo, Neil Patrick Harris and many more!

David lives in Bedford with his family.

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The Bear, the Piano and the Little Bears Concert

The third and final book in the best-selling, award-winning ‘The Bear and the Piano’ trilogy.

You probably remember the story of the bear who found the piano in the woods and grew up to become a huge star?

But now, the audiences are smaller, the piano’s less grand, and the applause is dying away.

So Bear decides to retire.

But he soon has something to distract him: Little Bear!

When Little Bear stumbles upon his piano in the woods, she can’t believe it when her father says that no one wants to hear his music anymore.

So she comes up with a plan to prove him wrong.


About David Litchfield


David first started to draw when he was very young, creating Star Wars and Indiana Jones ‘mash up’ comics for his older brother and sister. Since then David’s work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, books and on T-shirts. He has also exhibited his illustrations in both solo and group shows in the U.K, Europe and America.

For more information about David and his books go to



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