The Best Birthday Present Ever! by Ben Mantle


The Best Birthday Present Ever! by Ben Mantle

It's Bear's birthday and Squirrel wants to give his friend the best birthday present ever! But what do you give the bear who has everything, including the Mallow O'Matic 5000 Marshmallow Canon and the Amazing Pop-Up Castle Tent Which-Looks-Like-A-House-With Two-Floors? Squirrel has just the answer! A stick. Except it's so much more than a stick ...A funny, warming story of friendship and birthday fun. Would make a perfect gift for anyone -- not just bears! Winner of the 2016 Dundee Picture Book Award.

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'..

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Publication date

29th January 2015



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