We're Going on a Bear Hunt

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Book rating: 04 Board book Walker story board books

By (author) Michael Rosen, Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

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  • Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
  • Format: Board book | 36 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 148mm x 20mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 23 September 1997
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0744555728
  • ISBN 13: 9780744555721
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 87

Product description

We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too? For a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through this award-winning favourite. Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!

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Author information

Michael Rosen is one of the most popular authors of stories and poems for children. His bestselling titles, published by Walker Books, include Little Rabbit Foo Foo, Michael Rosen's Sad Book, This Is Our House, Tiny Little Fly, Dear Mother Goose and its sequel Dear Fairy Godmother. Michael received the Eleanor Farjeon Award in 1997, and was the Children's Laureate from 2007 to 2009. He is a distinguished critic and academic, co-directing an MA in Children's Literature at Birkbeck College. Michael lives in London with his family.

Customer reviews

By Alice Gruzman 05 Nov 2013 4

My 2 1/2 year old still loves this book. The rhyming nature of it makes it an easy read & I don't get bored of reading it (unlike some other stories!)

By Diana Boswarva 27 Sep 2013 5

This is a lovely edition of a classic book that I would highly recommend as a gender neutral newborn gift. The rhyme, rhythm and illustrations are wonderful.

I would recommend that this book is purchased in board book format for little hands.

Editorial reviews

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)