We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Hardcover)

$18.99

“A typically wonderful Oxenbury family sets out with gusto on a bear hunt, and the old story comes to life. . . Paintings are simply marvelous. . . . Rosen’s retelling is spare, with a driving rhythm, and some new sounds add sparkle to the traditional tale . . . Just plain fun from beginning to end . . “.–The Horn Book, starred review. School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; Boston Globe/Horn Book Award Honor Book; Horn Book Fanfare List.

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Have you ever gone on a bear hunt? Come along on this one with a brave young family– four children (including the baby) and their father. They’re not scared. With them you will cross a field of tall, wavy grass (“Swishy swashy!”), wade through a deep, cold river (“Splash splosh!”), struggle through swampy mud (“Squelch squerch!”), find your way through a big, dark forest, (“Stumble trip!”), fight through a whirling snowstorm (“Hooo wooo!”), and enter a narrow, gloomy cave. WHAT’S THAT? You’ll soon learn just what to do to escape from a big, furry bear! With tremendous pace, humor, and verve, Michael Rosen has retold a favorite traditional story. The pictures by Helen Oxenbury, one of the most widely loved contemporary artists, are full of masterly characterizations, delightful comedy, and high drama, set in lovely sweeping landscapes. This is a book not to be missed, one to be chanted aloud and acted out, to be enjoyed over and over again. Its a picture book on the grand scale.

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