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Children's Fiction Christmas & Advent

The Best Gift for Bear

by (author) Jennifer A. Bell

Amazon Publishing
Initial publish date
Sep 2022
Christmas & Advent, Friendship, Bears
Recommended Age
0 to 7
Recommended Grade
p to 2
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2022
    List Price

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Just right for the holidays, this charming story about finding a perfect present introduces an endearing hedgehog and bear—and includes a gingerbread-cookie recipe.

Hedgehog has been busy making gifts for all of her friends. But what could possibly be grand enough for her dear friend Bear? Bear had shown Hedgehog the wonders of butterflies and taught her to ice-skate, after all. When Hedgehog finally finds her inspiration and delivers the gift, it doesn’t quite turn out as she expected…

About the author

Jennifer A. Bell has illustrated almost a dozen children's books, including Little Dog, Lost, When Dad Says "I Love You", and the Stella Batts series. Her work has also appeared in magazines and on greeting cards. She lives with her husband and son in Toronto, Ontario. Visit her online at

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Editorial Reviews

“This genuinely heartfelt, quietly moving friendship story emphasizes that ‘a day with a friend is the best gift of all.’” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A sweet, appealing picture book for the season.” Booklist

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