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Bedtime for the Burpee Bears

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Written by: Joe Wicks
Illustrated by: Paul Howard
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

The Burpee Bears love to have fun – and that includes bedtime! From trying to brush their teeth without squirting toothpaste everywhere, to putting on their pyjamas the right way round, there’s certainly a lot keep everyone busy. But the best part of all is settling down together for quiet time before they finally close their eyes.

Global fitness phenomenon Joe Wicks invites you to join this delightful bear family in a fun-filled story of the ups and downs of everyday life. Including fabulous exercises and recipes, perfect for sharing!

Created by Joe, with the story co-written with acclaimed author Vivian French, and gloriously illustrated by stellar artist Paul Howard.

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The £1/€1.50 books are also available in braille, large print & audio via Guide Dogs, NCBI, RNIB and Calibre Audio. If you require one of these formats, please get in touch with the following contact numbers closer to World Book Day:

RNIB – Braille & audio versions (UK) 0303 123 9999
Guide Dogs – Large print (UK) 0345 143 1000
Calibre Audio – Audio versions (UK) 01296 432 339
NCBI – Braille, audio, large print (Ireland) 01 8642266 (or email

    About the Author

    Joe Wicks

    Since 2015, Joe has published 9 books and sold over 3 million copies in the UK (TCM). He is the only non-fiction author to have secured 3 x No. 1 titles in one year, and his chart-topping first book is the second-highest selling cookbook of all time. Joe Wicks has over 4 million Facebook followers, over 4 million Instagram followers and his YouTube videos have had more than 303 million views.

    Known to millions of fans as ‘The Body Coach’, Joe Wicks is the bestselling author of ten cookbooks and the founder of Lean in 15. His chart-topping first book is the second highest-selling cookbook of all time. Joe’s passion for fitness was sparked at a young age, and he trained as a PE teacher after graduating from his degree in Sports Science at St Mary’s University in Twickenham. Joe helped to keep spirits high by becoming the ‘Nation’s PE Teacher’ during the 2020 lockdown. Every weekday, Joe delivered remote ‘PE’ sessions to children and adults alike – cementing his position as a national treasure. Through his daily live workouts, Joe has raised over £550,000 for the NHS as well as breaking a Guinness World Record after one of his ‘PE’ classes was watched live by 955,158 people on YouTube smashing the Guinness World Record for the largest ever YouTube livestream audience. Joe Wicks was awarded an MBE in October 2020 for his work during the pandemic.


    Photo Credit: Hamish Brown

    Joe Wicks - Photo Credit: Hamish Brown

    About the Illustrator

    Paul Howard

    Paul Howard

    Paul Howard studied a graphic design course that specialised in illustration, and worked at the Natural History Museum before becoming a full-time illustrator. He illustrated The Bravest Ever Bear by Allan Ahlberg, which won a Blue Peter Book Award, and the enormously popular The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark by Jill Tomlinson – which was read by Her Royal Highness, the Duchess of Cambridge on CBeebies Bedtime in February 2022 as part of Children’s Mental Health Week. Paul Howard has also worked with well-known authors such as Joan Lingard, Anne Fine and Jenny Nimmo. He is the illustrator of the popular Burpee Bears series written by Joe Wicks.


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