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We're Going on a Bear Hunt Book and Toy Gift Set
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We're Going on a Bear Hunt Book and Toy Gift Set

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by Michael Rosen, Helen Oxenbury (Illustrator)
 

An adorable bear joins a classic read-aloud for an adventure little hunters will love!

Imagine the fun of going on a bear hunt-through tall, wavy grass (SWISHY SWISHY!); swampy mud (SQUELCH SQUELCH!); and a swirling whirling snowstorm (HOOOO WOOOO!) - only to find a "real" bear waiting at the end of the trail! For brave hunters and bear lovers,

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An adorable bear joins a classic read-aloud for an adventure little hunters will love!

Imagine the fun of going on a bear hunt-through tall, wavy grass (SWISHY SWISHY!); swampy mud (SQUELCH SQUELCH!); and a swirling whirling snowstorm (HOOOO WOOOO!) - only to find a "real" bear waiting at the end of the trail! For brave hunters and bear lovers, the classic chant-aloud by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury is now accompanied by a cuddly, six-inch bear just waiting to be found.

Editorial Reviews

Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury's whimsical take on the bear-hunting family now comes with an adorable bear plush! This wonderful storytime treat comes in board book form -- making a perfect match with the cuddly brown bear -- and will be the ideal gift for any youngster looking for wild adventures and a fun read. Bear stands at approx. 6" tall
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
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. (Sept.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
This delightful picture book makes a new appearance as a board book, and it is wonderful. The same mix of black and white illustrations accompanied by a rhythmic text, which alternate with full-color spreads full of onomatopoeia, are still there as the family ventures through fields across streams and through icy landscapes until they meet up with a bear in its cave. It's a fantasy adventure that ends with the whole family snuggled under the comforter in the parents' big bed, and now the board book crowd will get to enjoy the fun. 1997 (orig.
School Library Journal
PreS-K-- From England comes this refreshing interpretation of an old camp hand-rhyme presented in large picture-book format. The setting is the beach and its environs. The cast: five hunters (a man and four children) and a dog, all of whom stalk the furry beast through coastal landscapes, oozy mud, an unlikely snowstorm, and finally, into the cave where they meet the object of their search. And, just as in the old tale, they reverse their steps and, in this version, end up in bed under the covers, vowing never to go on a bear hunt again. The beautiful pastel watercolor paintings that fill the huge pages alternate with soft-textured charcoal sketches. The most impressive of the black, white, and gray drawings is the full-spread storm as it approaches. The final ``reverse'' scenes are small blocks, three to a page in rapid succession, in sync with the rushed pace of the text. Even the endpapers lend themselves to the mood of the tale. In contrast to the sunny beach featured at the front, a lonely bear walks the beach in the moonlight at the back of the book. The characters' faces are round and filled with expression. The rhyme is printed in a large, almost calligraphic typeface that leaps off the page, alive in onomatopoeic expression (``squelch squerch!'' and ``Hoooo woooo!'') and reassurance for young listeners (``We're not scared''). This version adds vitality to Sivulich's more traditional I'm Going on a Bear Hunt (Dutton, 1973; o.p.). Readers and listeners will delight in this imaginative pursuit over and over again. --Marianne Pilla, Upper Dublin Pub . Lib . , Dresher, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763619794
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Edition description:
BOOK & TOY
Pages:
40
Sales rank:
61,272
Product dimensions:
8.88(w) x 6.63(h) x 2.25(d)
Age Range:
3 - 18 Months

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We're Going on a Bear Hunt Book and Toy Gift Set 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is such a great book. The repeation of the words makes it easy for small children who can not read yet to say the works with you as you read. I highly recommend this book for parents to read to their children.
ChatWithVera More than 1 year ago
Michael Rosen's We're Going On a Bear Hunt just recently celebrated its 25th anniversary. Many children (and parents and teachers and caregivers) have repeatedly read this delightful book.  It is such a fun book and the repeating of the text throughout makes it even more of a game than a reading or listening session. It is lots of fun to act it out the "bear hunt" with everyone in the family (or class). It is no wonder that this book has stood the test-of-time as a favorite! DISCLOSURE: I was provided a complimentary book by Candlewick Press in exchange for my review. Opinions expressed are my own. I received no compensation for this review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The children loved the book with the bear!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book my kids love it packed full of adventre