I have this book and it is one of the most enjoyable children's book I have read in a long time.I love that it comes with it's own stuffed toy bear.The stuffed bear is a good size bear for your child to cuddle while you read this enchanting book to him or her about hunting for a bear.It will bring it more to life for your child while you read the book together.The illustrations in this book are fun and enjoyable to look at.This is a must to add to your child/children's library.I give it a thumbs up and 5 stars our of 5 stars. I also wrote the review on amazon.com you can read it at the link below.
About the Book:
A father and his four children.A Father,a toddler,a preschool boy and two older girls....go on the traditional bear hunt based on the old camp chant:
"We're going on a bear hunt,we're gonna 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's actions add to the trip a good adventurer and a happy time for all.The design of the book goes from black-and-white drawings / gorgeous full-color watercolor paintings.I am a artist so I truly enjoy the artwork in this book by Helen Oxenbury.
You can buy this book at many different book stores/online book stores and also at amazon.com
From the Publisher
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.
About the Author
Michael Rosen is a writer, broadcaster, poet and performer. He received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children's literature in 1997 and lives in London.
About the Illustrator
Helen Oxenbury is one of the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators working today, winning numerous awards including the Kate Greenaway Medal for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. She lives in London.