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We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Written by Michael Rosen

Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

Books for Babies and Toddlers Featured Books for 3+ readers

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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month January 2019 |

This is the 30th anniversary board book edition of this bestselling title which well-deserves its classic status. It has become the staple of pre-school life across the globe. Told in a simple rhythmic text that's full of action and it is matched by Helen Oxenbury’s wonderful illustrations which perfectly capture the fun and the wide range of emotions of the family day out that the story encompasses.


Celebrating 30 years of Bear Hunting - visit www.jointhebearhunt.com for everything a bear hunter could need including activities, videos, competitions and tour dates. 

The book has sold in nearly 30 countries and in over 20 languages.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E

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Julia Eccleshare's Picks for January 2019:

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Dear Zoo Snuggle Book by Rod Campbell

Whatever Next! by Jill Murphy

Billly and the Minpins by Roald Dahl

Badger's Parting Gifts by Susan Varley

We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

The Skylarks' War by Hilary McKay

We're Going on a Bear Hunt Synopsis

Celebrate 30 wonderful years of We're Going on a Bear Hunt in this special anniversary edition of the much-loved family favourite. We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too? For thirty years, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through this award-winning favourite. This new anniversary board book brings the story to life for a whole new generation of young readers. Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river, squelch through the mud and brave their way through the swirling, whirling snowstorm 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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Book Information

ISBN: 9781406386769
Publication date: 3rd January 2019
Author: Michael Rosen
Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Board book
Pagination: 36 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Recommendations: Julia Eccleshare's Picks

About Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is a hugely bestselling author of picture books and poetry. Michael frequently appears on radio and gives talks and lectures on children’s literature. Michael was the Children’s Laureate for 2007–2009 and the winner of the Eleanor Farjeon Award. He lives in London. Michael Rosen on Michael Rosen:I grew up in the London suburb of Pinner, a place my parents often wondered about. How had we landed there? My parents were teachers, politically committed (socialists), and great storytellers and readers. I was lucky to have found them. Most of my adult life, I've ...

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