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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 General Fiction

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This is the 25th 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.


There is a new website celebrating 25 years 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.

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt Synopsis

For brave hunters and bear-lovers, this is the classic chant-aloud by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury in a beautiful 25th-anniversary edition.

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! This title is the winner of the 1989 Smarties Book Prize and was highly commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal.

This anniversary edition is embellished with gold foil, gold bear logos and a special gold sticker.

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Book Information

ISBN: 9781406363074
Publication date: 2nd January 2014
Author: Michael Rosen
Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Format: Board book
Pagination: 36 pages
Suitable for: Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers
Genres: Bedtime Reading, General Fiction

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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