Reviewed by: Mojomums reviewer Amanda
What they say: Hector and his dog Hugo have made music together through good times, bad times and even some crazy times. But when Hugo learns to play the fiddle, and gets the chance to play with Bear’s Big Band, Hector’s jealousy gets the better of him. Can Hector swallow his pride and learn to be for happy for his friend? Set in New Orleans with a new cast of animal musicians, this big-hearted sequel to the best-selling The Bear and the Piano teaches that friendship, like good music, lasts forever.
What we say: “When the book first arrived it didn’t jump out to me to be a book for little ones as the picture on the cover seemed to be a little dark and not very appealing for little eyes!
I was wrong though…!
The story is based mainly around an old man named Hector who plays a fiddle and Hugo the dog. The book tells the tale of how Hector is down on his luck and has to stop playing the fiddle. Hugo then learns how to play the fiddle, joins the Bears Big Band and goes on tour. Through the book it shows Hector and Hugo’s friendship and how it is tested.
I found this to be a heartwarming book and found that reading this to my children emphasized to them how friends can make mistakes yet still remain friends.
All in all it was a lovely read and I would definitely recommend it to family and friends! It’s a book that will be shown off proudly on our book shelf and will be read for many years to come!”
The Bear, the Piano, the Dog and the Fiddle by David Litchfield is available from many good book stores and online from Amazon.