© David Litchfield Illustration / © Rankin 2020
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Raising funds for WHO and enjoying a great story with Joanna Lumley – Download The Bear and the Piano adaptation

With so many of us staying at home, finding things to entertain the kids is difficult. For us, home is not somewhere we stay a lot. We love to explore. But when we are at home, we love to curl up with a good book. Our reserves are running low but thankfully Carrot Productions are here to help a bit – whilst helping WHO to raise funds to battle Covid-19 too! 

The Bear and the Piano adaptation

Last year, as part of the Carrot Productions showing of The Snowman, the team put together an amazing adaptation of David Lichfield‘s book The Bear and the Piano. The adaptation features amazing drawings brought to live and a narration by the incredible actress Joanna Lumley. 

The Bear and the Piano adaptation trailer,

Helping the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund

Carrot Productions has made the amazing adaptation available as a download from their site. The story brought to live can be yours for just £4.99, with £1 from each download going to support the WHO COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund. I think you’ll agree that any help to fight this virus is needed right now and if you can get something to keep the kids entertained for a little while thats always a bonus. 

The Bear and the Piano by David Litchfield 

We haven’t actually got a copy of the book yet, but one is making its way to us from the lovely Carrot Production team. And after watching the adaptation I can’t wait to see Spike’s reaction to the book itself. I have picked it up multiple times in bookshops and always thought it looked stunning. 

What we thought 

The adaptation brought those amazing illustrations to live and the storytelling by Joanna Lumley is brilliant too. The music is just breathtaking and I loved every second. It flows through the story amazingly well. Spike was captivated from the very start by the sound of the ‘piano’ and wanted to watch again as soon as it was over. Daddy is working through the lockdown and as soon as he came ‘home’ (from upstairs) he was treated to a full retelling of the story and a promise we could watch the whole thing again. 

© David Litchfield Illustration / © Rankin 2020

How to get your copy 

The adaptation of The Bear and the Piano is perfect for any little book lovers out there. And anyone who loves music too. It’s the perfect storytelling session for just before bedtime and a great way to glue the kids to the screen for 15 minutes! To get your copy of The Bear and the Piano, and to help WHO fight Covid-19 head here

More activities for ‘at home’ 

The Carrot Productions website has other The Bear and the Piano, and Wallace and Gromit activities to keep little ones busy. Take a look here. They have more to come and your little ones can enter some great competitions too. Spike will be drawing her favourite The Bear and The Piano inspired drawing soon! 

Featured images credited to © David Litchfield Illustration / © Rankin 2020

Disclaimer: I received a good bag of items from Carrot Production in exchange for sharing the news regarding the Bear and the Piano adaptation. All thoughts and opinions are my own.