The Christmas Bear

Oh so snuggly! A festive treasure full of heartwarming pictures by the illustrator of The Gruffalo. Join Bear on a magical lift-the-flap mission to get home for Christmas! When Father Christmas sets off to deliver the presents on Christmas Eve, poor Bear gets left behind in the workshop. How will he make it home in time for Christmas morning? Join Bear as he chases Santa’s sleigh through a winter wonderland of starry skies, icy seas and snowy forests, all the way from the North Pole to his friend Tom’s cosy bedroom…

  • Festive flip-flap joy from a best-loved creative team
  • Witty rhyming text and a flap to lift on every page
  • By the author of the Harry and the Dinosaurs series
  • Pictures by the illustrator of The Gruffalo and Stick Man
  • Bursting with cheeky giggles and funny details to spot

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    Ian Whybrow

    Ian Whybrow is author of the much-loved Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs books and has had over 100 children’s books published!


    Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs won the Sheffield Chidren’s Book Prize in 2000.

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    Axel Scheffler

    Axel is the illustrator of The Gruffalo and many other favourite picture books.


    Axel has won many of the major book prizes, including the Smarties and Bluue Peter Awards for The Gruffalo, the Blue Peter and Sheffield Children’s Book Prizes for Room on the Broom, the British Book Awards Children’s Book of the Year for The Gruffalo’s Child and the Red House Award for Super Worm.

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