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"We're going on a bear hunt. / We're going to catch a big one. / What a beautiful day! / We're not scared." So begins Michael Rosen's award-winning read-aloud romp We're Going on a Bear Hunt. In this lovely boxed gift edition illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, a small paperback version of the book is packaged with the softest, most fabulous little brown bear we've ever seen. Reenacting "Splash splosh! Splash splosh! Splash splosh!" across the river is much more fun with an actual bear on hand. (Ages 4 and older) --This text refers to an alternate Board book edition.
A father and his four children--a toddler, a preschool boy and two older girls--go on the traditional bear hunt based on the old camp chant: "We're going to catch a big one. / What a beautiful day! / We're not scared. / Oh-oh! Grass! / Long, wavy grass. / We can't go over it. / We can't go under it. / Oh, no! / We've got to go through it!" The family skids down a grassy slope, swishes across a river, sludges through mud and, of course, finally sees the bear, who chases them all back to their home. It's a fantastic journey--was it real or imagined?--with the family's actions (and interaction) adding to the trip a goodnatured, jolly mood. The design of the oversized volume alternates black-and-white drawings with gorgeous full-color watercolor paintings, which Oxenbury uses to wonderful effect. Readers accustomed to her board books will find a different style here, of puddled colors and sweeps of light and shadow. The scale of the pictures and the ease with which the text can be shouted aloud make this ideal for families or groups to share. Ages 4-9.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
This is a very fun book. The lyrical story is one that translates to walks in the park and games with my little ones. I bought this copy for my niece who just had a baby. Read morePublished 8 days ago by KateJoshua
A great story, but much too long for our 2.5 year old grandson. Will have to leave it on the shelf for a year or so!Published 10 days ago by jshep
I've taught school for 38 years and have 9 grandchildren, and this is the book all of my kids LOVE LOVE LOVE! Most little ones love repetition so that they can join in the fun. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Donna Hampton
Adorable interactive book I can't wait to read this with my daughter I just know she is going to enjoy it so much. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Kayla Messer