It's Christmas and Bear wants to give his best friend Squirrel an extra special present. So he decides to make him a gift. Except Bear isn't very good at making things. Everything he tries is a disaster. He can't give Squirrel a badly knitted jumper, a terrible painting or a broken rocking chair. But maybe if he puts them together they might turn out to be the best Christmas present ever . . .The Best Christmas Present Ever! by author and illustrator Ben Mantle, is a funny, charming sequel to The Best Birthday Present Ever! The perfect gift for Christmas -- and not just for squirrels!
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 & Design before working as an animator on projects including Tim Burton's Corpse Bride and a BAFTA winning CBeebies website. Ben illustrated Little Red Reading Hood and is the creator of The Best Birthday Present Ever! (winner of the 2016 Dundee Picture Book Award), The Best Christmas Present Ever! and the Dinostars series.