The Christmas Bear by Ian Whybrow

The Christmas Bear

Written by Ian Whybrow
Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Baby and Toddler   Christmas Books 2016    3+ readers   
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The Lovereading4Kids comment

All sorts of Christmas treats are packed into this splendid board book! There’s the story – accidentally left behind by Santa, Christmas Bear must make his own way to Tom’s house in time for Christmas; there’s the text, full of jokes and very silly rhymes; there are Axel Scheffler’s illustrations, bright, busy compositions packed full of cheerful animals, all brimming with fun and character; there’s a hide and seek game – can you spot Christmas Bear?; and there are flaps to lift on every page. It all works as a marvellous whole, and will provide many, many hours of top reading entertainment! ~ Andrea Reece


The Christmas Bear by Ian Whybrow

When Father Christmas sets off to deliver the presents, poor Bear is left behind in the workshop! How will he make it to Tom's house in time for Christmas morning? Lift the flaps to find out, as he chases Santa's sleigh through icy seas and snowy forests, all the way from the North Pole to Tom's cosy bedroom.

Also from Axel Scheffler and Ian Whybrow: The Tickle Book and The Bedtime 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
10 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

22nd September 2016




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