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Mumsnet Rated Macmillan Book of the Month 

We're delighted to announce that Ben Mantle's The Best Birthday Present Ever has been awarded the Mumsnet Rated Macmillan Book of the Month. WH Smiths are offering you the chance to buy the book at a discounted rate along with other titles that have been rated this month by a Mumsnet Panel. 

It's Bear's birthday and Squirrel wants to give his friend the best birthday present ever. But what do you give the bear who has everything?  Squirrel has just the answer! A stick. Except it's so much more than a stick...

What Mumsnetters said
It has a great message about how the simplest of items can be the most fun. It is definitely a current favourite in our house and a book I don't mind reading too (which is a big bonus!)

Read this with my son at bedtime the night it arrived, and have read it every night since. 

The illustrations are bright and colourful; great for budding imaginations and the story leads to lots of questions; great for inquisitive minds 

Claim your discount
WHSmith are offering Mumsnetters a 50% discount on The Best Birthday Present Ever - that's the reduced price of just £2.99. 

To claim your discount simply print the voucher and hand it in to any participating WHSmith store, or if you don't have a printer, just show the voucher below - easy peasy. 

Click here to download the voucher - offer ends 31st August

More from Macmillan
Busy Alice in WonderlandZippoBusy Alice In Wonderland by Colonel Moutarde
Busy Alice is a perfect introduction, for young children, to Lewis Carroll's magical story, Alice in Wonderland. Push, pull and turn mechanisms to bring the story to life and introduce all the main characters, Alice, the White Rabbit, the March Hare, Mad Hatter, Dormouse and of course the Queen of Hearts.

Mumsnetters Say:

A bright colourful and sturdy board book that was enjoyed equally by my 2.5 and 5 year old children. The pictures are full of little details and the pull out and interactive parts of the book are well thought out and easy for little fingers to grasp.

Zippo the Super Hippo by Kes Gray and Nikki Dyson
Zippo doesn't want to be an ordinary hippo. He wants to be super! Being good at swimming and splashing in mud aren't really superpowers, though. Perhaps he can fly like his friend Roxi. But who's ever heard of a flying hippopotamus? Especially one with such a big bottom...

Mumsnetters Say:

This fantastic story celebrates differences between the animals and has lots of animals getting squashed by bottoms and a very happy ending. What's not to like?

How Mumsnet Rated works
Each month 150 members of the Mumsnet panel are sent one of three books to read with their child aged two to six: each book is read and reviewed by 50 MNers. Once they have read the book, the reviewers complete a survey form to rate the book on a scale of 1 to 10 where 10 is absolutely brilliant and 1 is terrible. The book with the highest average score wins the Mumsnet Rated badge.   

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