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About The Book

Beloved for more than 30 years, this award-winning classic from Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury celebrates the joys of an afternoon outdoors with family.

We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one.

Will you come too? Join a father and his four young children as they cross a field of tall, wavy grass, wade through a deep, cold river, struggle through swampy mud, find their way through a big, dark forest, fight through a whirling snowstorm, and enter finally enter a narrow, gloomy cave. What will they find there? You’ll have to read on to find out!

For more than thirty years readers have been swishy swashing and splash sploshing through this award-winning favorite. Now fans of this timeless story from Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury can treasure this special novelty edition featuring pop-ups, flaps to lift, tabs to pull, and sound effects!

About The Author

Michael Rosen, an English poet, scriptwriter, broadcaster, and performer, has been writing for children since 1970. He lives in London with his wife and five children.

About The Illustrator

Helen Oxenbury is the renowned illustrator of many classic picture books, including We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas. Ms. Oxenbury lives with her husband, illustrator John Burningham, in North London.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Little Simon (August 7, 2007)
  • Length: 30 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781416936657
  • Grades: P and up
  • Ages: 3 - 99
  • Lexile ® BRL The Lexile reading levels have been certified by the Lexile developer, MetaMetrics®

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Awards and Honors

  • Notable Children's Trade Book Language (AR)
  • Boston Globe/Horn Book Award Honor Book

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