The Bedtime Bear by Ian Whybrow

The Bedtime Bear

Written by Ian Whybrow
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Baby and Toddler   Bedtime Reading   3+ readers   
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Bear is making his way to bed, but he seems to be taking a circuitous route. He goes through the jungle, on a bike, with a tiger; past the North Pole, where polar bears are serving ice cream; to the Mouse Hotel, in a jeep with a sheep; until at last, after his bath – spot the bison in the basin – he’s tucked in with his boy. Ian Whybrow’s rhyming text is full of surprises, as are the illustrations, each page packed with Axel Scheffler’s smiling, bright-eyed animal characters and full of humorous details. There are flaps to lift on every page – watch out for Ticklemetoo on the last page! A book that will be more rewarding on each new reading. ~ Andrea Reece


The Bedtime Bear by Ian Whybrow

Bedtime isn't bedtime without your favourite bear - and Tom's bear is on his way! Follow Bear on his adventures as he finds his way back to Tom, from cycling through the jungle with a tiger to hitching a lift with a sheep on a jeep.

This fun board book features a laugh-out-loud text full of witty rhymes and silly scenarios from Ian Whybrow, and illustrations by Axel Scheffler, illustrator of The Gruffalo, that are bursting with funny details, The Bedtime Bear is a bedtime book with a difference - and there's a flap to lift on every page, so children can join in the fun!

Also from Axel Scheffler and Ian Whybrow: The Tickle Book and The Christmas Bear.

About the Author

Ian Whybrow

Ian Whybrow recently gave up his job as a teacher to become a full time writer. The most important thing to him in his writing is that it reads aloud brilliantly and that there is something in it for everyone - young and adult readers as well. He is the author of the Harry series of books and the Books for Boys Series, all published by Hodder.

Ian Whybrow is a hugely popular children's writer with over a hundred books to his name, including the bestselling Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs series. His picture books for Macmillan include The Christmas Bear and the Say Hello series.

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Book Info


Board book
12 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

21st April 2016




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