The Best Christmas Present Ever! by Ben Mantle
  

The Best Christmas Present Ever!

Written by Ben Mantle

3+ readers   5+ readers   
Download an extract Add to wishlist Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

All children will identify with Bear – cuddly, bemused, well-meaning, he makes an ideal picture book hero. There are only four sleeps until Christmas, and he still hasn’t got a present for his best friend Squirrel. It’s got to be something extra special, but all Bear’s attempts to make something end in disaster, until at last he has a brilliant idea. Bear’s earnest efforts to make the perfect present are both comic and touching, and the resolution to the story will have everyone smiling. A warm and appealing little Christmas adventure. ~ Andrea Reece

Synopsis

The Best Christmas Present Ever! by Ben Mantle

It's Christmas and Bear has forgotten to get his best friend Squirrel a present. Oh no! He'll have to make something instead. Except Bear isn't very good at making things. A badly knitted jumper, a terrible painting and a broken rocking chair. They're not exactly the best Christmas presents ever ...Or are they? The perfect gift for Christmas - not just for squirrels!

About the Author

Ben Mantle began his illustration career early, picking up his first award in a local library colouring-in competition aged seven. He went on to study Animation at the Surrey Institute of Art and Design before working as an animator. Ben illustrated Callum's Incredible Construction Kit for Egmont which won the 2013 Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award. He is also the illustrator of Giggle, Giggle What's So Funny? as well as Bigger Digger and Rocket Racers. The Best Christmas Present Ever! is the sequel to Ben's Macmillan debut, The Best Birthday Present Ever! Ben lives and works in Brighton where every year he holds a Christmas cheese party very aptly called 'Merry Cheesemas'..

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 3

Author

Ben Mantle
More books by Ben Mantle

Author's Website

www.benmantle.co.uk/

Publisher

Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

8th October 2015

ISBN

9781447284000

Categories


I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

We love Lovereading4kids because it promotes reading choices, new authors and a sense of community for children of all ages!

Rachel Bridgeman

I love Lovereading because I often never know what to read and this helps you find a good book. I have recommended this to many people.

Shannon-Louise Masters – age 15

At @HHSHaringey we love @lovereading4kids because our pupils can practice reviewing & get free upcoming books before anyone else!

Helen Swinyard – Heartlands High

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15

It gives me a chance to read types of books that I would not normally try, and it motivates me to read every night to finish it!

Alice Horncastle, age 14
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools