We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
- This is the perfect book to read aloud
- There are lots of swishy swashy actions to join in with!
- It's a story of real drama, magically presented
Publisher: Walker Books
'Maggie and I love doing all the actions...'
I read this to Maggie at bedtime, we love doing all the actions and Maggie gets really excited, she does get a bit sad about bear being on his own at the end but I just say he's off home to mummy and daddy :o)
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My mum read this book to me and we were also able to see this book turned into a theatre show. It was great and I enjoyed the part when the bear reaches the house but can't get in. Joanne now knows this story word for word and reads it with me over and over again night after night.
This book is brilliant. My 3 1/2 year old Connor Loves it. He knows every word and gets really excited when reading it. Its also inspired him to go on walks more as he likes to go on his own Bear hunt, making up stories with what when find around us in the woods/coastal paths/beach :D .
We read it every night at bed time - in fact we have to read the part where the bear is chasing us again and again!! Leah just loves it, especially when the bear reaches the door - GGGRRRR!!
We love this book as it's really fast paced and you get drawn into the action.(we do the actions as we go too.) We all end up hyper after reading this. Ryan feels really sorry for the bear at the end and wishes we could go to give it a cuddle.
This is such a fantastic book and has really engaged my 2 year son. He loves the rhyming style and has 'oh no' and 'two big eyes' off to a fine art. I often see him acting out the bear hunt. I think this will be a long time favourite.
This book is a classic for a good reason, it is easy to read and the noises are great as well as the change of pace. My son always get very excited when the bear appears and laughs at the squelchy mud.
I adore this book- my mother read it to me when I was a child, and I have now bought the pop-up version of it and have been reading it to my 6 month old! Without a doubt we will be reading it for many years to come, as it is a classic, and I love to sing it with all the hand movements that I learnt when I went to nursery!
My 8 month old enjoys this story - particularly the sounds - swish swish! I like the idea of everyone hiding in the bed at the end - including the dog :-)