The Best Birthday Present Ever! (Hardcover)

By Ben Mantle

Sterling Children's Books, 9781454918462, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 7, 2016

List Price: 14.95*
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Squirrel is super excited: he's been invited to Big Bear's birthday party Now he just has to find the perfect present for his friend--but what can you give a bear who already has EVERYTHING? Squirrel searches and searches and chooses . . . a stick As Bear unwraps his stack of gifts Squirrel begins to worry: is it enough? But with a little imagination, and a good friend, even the simplest stick can become magical.

This funny, heartwarming story of friendship is a great gift--and not just for bears.

About the Author

Ben Mantle began his illustration career early on, picking up his first award in a local library coloring-in competition at only seven years old. He went on to study Animation at the Surrey Institute of Art & 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 in the UK. He lives and works in Brighton.