Sunday, 21 February 2016




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! It was the winner of the 1989 Smarties Book Prize and highly commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal. This anniversary edition is a jacketed paperback - embellished with gold foil, gold bear logos and a special gold sticker.

The author: Michael Rosen

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. 

The illustrator: Helen Oxenbury

Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of her time. Her numerous books for children include Smarties Book Prize-winning Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell; We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen; as well as her classic board books for babies. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Alice in Wonderland. Her most recent picture book was the critically acclaimed There's Going to Be a Baby, the first book-publishing collaboration between her and her husband John Bumingham. Helen lives in London, NW3.

Do you want to see the author explaining the book??

The animated version

Good Morning Britain.
Michael Rosen author of 'We're Going On A Bear Hunt' discusses the importance of getting children reading and how to do it.

His website

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