The Only Bear For Me Picture Book

A fun book about a child's best friend - the teddy bear



A charming hardback picture book all about the special relationship between a child and their teddy bear.

Familiar playmates for most children, teddy bears are seen as warm, friendly, tolerant, accepting and compassionate friends. So, it’s no wonder that children love them, often having a favourite teddy bear. Delightfully illustrated, The Only Bear For Me embraces this powerful and emotive symbol of childhood with a fantastical rhyming story.

On arriving home one day, the child is visited by bears from all over the world, Polar bears, Brown bears, Grizzly bears and more. However, despite the excitement of this wonderful adventure, there’s only one bear that is soft and comforting, easily held and ever so precious. Which one is it?

With space for a handwritten personal message in the front, The Only Bear For Me makes a wonderful gift.

Guide age range: 0-5 years.

Made with paper & love, from you to me.

Why we love it

Super cute bear illustrations and a lovely rhyming story make this a great picture book for any child who loves their teddy. We love the messiness of the book and the strength of feeling the child has for their bear.


Square 21.7 x 21.7cm

Written and illustrated by Robert McPhillips

32 pages of 140gsm coated, acid-free paper

Hardback book

Matt colour cover with spot UV detail and colour internal pages

Colour coordinated end papers

Ethically produced from sustainably sourced materials

Designed and published in the UK

Child Protection Certified



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Hopes & Wishes For You


All Stock product orders (Monday - Friday) are picked, packed and shipped the next day. Most of our stock is held in Sydney, however please note some items ship from the UK so they may take a little longer to get to you.

During busy periods such as Black Friday weekend and Christmas deliveries may take a little longer so please order early to avoid disappointment.


All Made To Order products are handmade in the UK and take 3-4 working days to create. Once created they are shipped and to an Australian address is expected within 5 working days after dispatch.

During busy periods such as Black Friday weekend and Christmas deliveries may take a little longer so please order early to avoid disappointment.


If you order a Made To Order gift at the same time as a Stock Item gift, these will be shipped to you in separate parcels to the timescales outlined above.


All our products are sent out as letters or parcels and they rarely go missing, however if your order has not arrived after 3 working days of the expected delivery, please check to see if you have been left a card. Should your order fail to turn up, or there is a problem with it, please do contact us and we will be delighted to help you.


Our guide for Christmas last order dates shipped to a UK address is:

  • Made To Order - Sunday 10th December.
  • Stock - Wednesday 15th December.

We aim to keep our shipping prices as low as possible. Details for ordering more than one item or for shipping outside your country are in the Delivery & Returns section.

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