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    We're Going on a Bear Hunt (Hardback) By (author) Michael Rosen, Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

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    DescriptionWinner of the 1989 Smarties Book Prize and was highly commended for the 1989 Kate Greenawway Medal.


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    Title
    We're Going on a Bear Hunt
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Michael Rosen, Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 40
    Width: 258 mm
    Height: 290 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 581 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780744511352
    ISBN 10: 0744511356
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: EY, PIB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y1.3
    BIC subject category V2: YBC
    BIC reading level and special interest qualifier V2: 5AH
    BIC subject category V2: YFB
    DC19: 823.914
    Libri: B-131
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12000
    BIC children’s book marketing category: C3M79
    BIC subject category V2: 5AH
    Thema V1.0: YFB, YBC
    BIC E4L: YGN, F7, YPO, YDR
    Thema interest age/special interest qualifier V1.0: 5AH
    Publisher
    Walker Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Walker Books Ltd
    Publication date
    29 June 1989
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Review text
    The familiar cumulative game is played by four children, along with their father and their dog, at the typically British beach pictured on the lovely, expansive first endpaper. The children's real activities are shown in b&w drawings; the imaginative doings appear in full color. Although some of the color pages show perfectly possible events, most are clearly fantasy, suggesting just how close the two may be in children's minds. The family ends up in safe retreat in one big cozy bed; the bear is seen - on the second essential, beautiful endpaper - headed into a gloomy sea. Oxenbury's splendid watercolors and drawings perfectly evoke both landscape and the members of the questing family. A handsome edition of an old favorite. (Kirkus Reviews)