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The Bear and the Piano from Carrot Productions

Posted on
April 16, 2020

Back in December we were lucky enough to be invited to see The Snowman Live at Salisbury Cathedral which really got us into the Christmas spirit.

One of the highlights of the show was an on-screen performance of the story of The Bear and the Piano, accompanied by the orchestra, which Sebastian had been reading at school and he excitedly narrated it for me as we watched.

The bear and the piano

When we got home we looked for the film online, but were disappointed to find only the trailer.

The bear and the piano

Now Carrot Productions has pledged to donate £1 to the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund for each download of The Bear and the Piano motion book to raise valuable funds to support the WHO’s crucial work.

The award-winning book by David Litchfield has been transformed into an enchanting 15 minute motion book, with a beautiful accompanying score and narration by superstar Joanna Lumley and is now available to watch at home: for just £4.99, which includes the £1 donation o the World Health Organisation’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

There are also lots of activities for learning at home on the At Home page on the Carrot Productions website: including: Art and craft activity sheets; Lesson plans based on the book and film for English; Maths; Geography; Computing; Art; Music; History and PHSE alongside competitions and recipes.

The bear and the piano

If you have not read the story, it is a beautiful tale about a bear who finds a piano in the woods, learns to play it, and travels to the big city to become rich and famous, but ultimately discovers that his old friends in the forest back home are still the best audience of all.

Accompanied by the orchestra makes it even more special and I can guarantee that the kids will watch it over and over again!!

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    April 17, 2020

    The illustration on this book is absolutely beautiful. I have to say this is the one thing I miss most about having younger children, the beautiful stories.

    Wonderful that they are donating as well, WHO fund needs all the help it can get!

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    Samantha Donnelly

    April 17, 2020

    One thing I used to love when my kids were younger was reading stories, I really do miss those days. I have never read this story but it sounds like one we would have loved x

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    April 17, 2020

    Oh my goodness, how cute does this look and donating to such a worthy cause too. I will have to get hold of a copy of the book for my daughter as I know she would love it.

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    April 18, 2020

    I know if my child saw a performance of a favorite book when he was younger the would have been excited as well. The illustrations look lovely.

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    April 18, 2020

    What a beautifully illustrated story and for such a good cause too. I shall tell my friends with children about this 🙂

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    April 18, 2020

    We’ve not read this one before. I think my son would love the storybook with all the illustrations. Might even do the watch at home, I do like Joanna Lumpley and it’s great they donate £1 to WHO!

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    Rhian westbury

    April 18, 2020

    That’s such a nice gesture that they’re donating money, such a lovely cause. And it sounds like such a nice book x

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    Rebecca Smith

    April 18, 2020

    I’ll definitely be checking out the story with the kids – it sounds like something they would enjoy. The activity sheets sound great too.

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    April 19, 2020

    I’m not familiar with the story but it sounds very good. I think it’s great they are donating money

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    April 23, 2020

    How wonderful! This sounds adorable, I’ll have to buy this book for my little niece!

    Katie xoxo

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    Mellissa Williams

    April 24, 2020

    How amazing. The illustrations are beautiful and I bet the performance was mesmerising with the orchestra as well.

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