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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. With 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 Christmas Bear is a Christmas 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 Bedtime Bear.

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This is Book 3 in the Tom and Bear Series. See all Tom and Bear books here.

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2nd October '17
I read it to Ivy aged 4 aged 4
The Christmas Bear 9781509806966
5 stars
A super fun festive book. I like how the story flows well and the words rhyme. Ivy loves lifting the flaps to see who's underneath. The illustrations are great too. I would say this is a must have book for Christmas.
13th March '18
I read it to Crouch twins aged 2 aged 2
The Christmas Bear 9781509806966
5 stars
We loved the other 2 books in this series and so I brought this for my boys 2nd birthday in December. It's a lovely way to explore christmas. So many animals and surprise flaps in it and you get to spot Santa on each page. Christmassy fun. 
3rd December '18
I read it to Wilsy aged 4 aged 4 & to Zachy aged 1 aged 1
The Christmas Bear 9781509806966
4 stars
Nice illustrations and lift the flaps. I prefer to tell the story by the pictures as I feel the text is quite complicated with words like galleon and gibbon with a ribbon. Interesting settings.  
12th December '16
I read it to Babs aged 2 aged 2
The Christmas Bear 9781509806966
4 stars
Bought for my 2 year of who is really only interested in the pictures so consequently we haven't paid mitch attention to the text (yet) but I think this may become a seasonal favourite as she grows. 
The illustrations are very busy with lots to see and study, presents to count and things to find  (not part of the story,  just personal improvisation) so good as a picture book. 
It's what you'd expect from this author.  Would recommend for 2 years and up
1st November '17
I read it to Work aged 3 to 7
The Christmas Bear 9781509806966
4 stars
This lift the flap book is a good addition to our Christmas reads, the older children find it funny and join in with the text whereas the younger just like lifting the flaps and admiring the illustration.
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About Ian Whybrow

Ian Whybrow's many popular successes range from picture books to novels for older children. Best known for his original humour, he has a brilliant ear for voices, and takes pride in the fact that his work reads aloud very well. 'I loved being read to as a child,' he says. 'And I loved the sense that my parents were enjoying it too. For me, that's the ac...

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About Axel Scheffler

Axel Scheffler Biography

Axel Scheffler is an acclaimed illustrator, animator and more recently author of children's books. He was born in Hamburg in 1957 and moved to England in 1982 in order to study illustration at the Bath Academy of Art. He then worked for a variet...

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