With just about 2 weeks to go until Christmas, there is still time to purchase new Christmas books for reading during the season. Be sure to check out all the Christmas books I’ve shared in the last several weeks and in prior years. Click HERE to see all the Christmas-themed books.
THE BEST GIFT FOR BEAR
By: Jennifer A. Bell
Published: September 27, 2022
Publisher: Two Lions
Hedgehog spent hours baking the perfect cookies for all of the forest friends. Rabbit cookies for all the rabbits (and Hedgehog knows a LOT of rabbits), snowflake cookies for the mice, and trees for the squirrels. But Bear was such a special friend. What would be the best gift to give to Bear?
Hedgehog came up with the perfect gift idea for Bear and spent the whole day working hard on the gift. But, as the wind begins to whip around, Hedgehog’s gift becomes a pile of crumbs. Bear’s gift for Hedgehog was also a mess. But, the two of them realized the best gift of all is a day with a friend.
Bell has written her first children’s book after illustrating numerous children’s books. This is a heart-warming friendship story and makes for a perfect read-aloud this season. The soft and sweet illustrations and all of Hedgehog’s baking are sure to put anyone in the Christmas spirit. The inside cover of the book shares recipes for Hedgehog’s Gingerbread Cookies and Grandma’s Honey Icing.
THE BEST GIFT FOR BEAR is also a 2022 Goodreads Choice Award Nominee.
Jennifer A. Bell is the illustrator of more than forty children’s books, including the Sophie Mouse series. She studied fine art at the Columbus College of Art & Design, and her work can also be found on greeting cards and in magazines. This is the first picture book she’s written and illustrated. She lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Learn more about her at www.jenniferabell.com.