Lichfield, David The Bear and the Piano, PICTUREBOOK. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015. $16.99.
A young bear finds an old abandoned piano in a clearing in the forest. After days, weeks months of practice, the bear has grown into an adult who plays the piano beautifully and in the evenings entertains his forest friends. Then, a girl and her father discover this amazing bear and take him to Broadway, where he is also a sensation, but he misses his friends and the forest.
This story about the value of friendship and home, (and following your dreams) is beautifully illustrated and well told. It’s OK to try new things, your friends will still love you.
EL (K-3) ADVISABLE Lisa Librarian