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For brave hunters and bear-lovers, the classic chant-aloud by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!

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8th February '16
I read it myself (an adult) , to ninska aged 7 aged 7 & to barnboy aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
We absolutely loved this one.  For me it was nostalgia for so many childhood walks in the countryside and for my children it was the rhythm, the way the tension built splosh by squelch by swish by stumble until you were running hell for leather back home.

Fantastic stuff.
15th June '18
I read it to ERK aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
A lovely story about going on an adventure, overcoming all the obstacles in the way before getting scared and running home. My daughter likes the repetitive action words that describe how the family get across the obstacles and the story has a nice rhythm. I like the touch at the end where the baby is playing with their bear in bed.  
1st October '16
I read it to Noah aged 6 aged 6 & to Flynn aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
This is a fantastic book. Definitely a classic! A family decide to go on a bear hunt. They find many obstacles on their way and end up having a fantastic adventure. There are some beautiful illustrations throughout the story and some fantastic descriptive writing. One page repeats 'Swishy swashy! Swishy swashy...' and another starts 'Stumble, trip! Stumble, trip!' The repetitiveness means the book has an easily remembered sing song quality to it. 'We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day. We're not scared...' Such a lovely story which you won't mind reading again and again.
18th April '17
I read it to Lolly aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Possibly my little girl's all time favourite book - well for now anyway!!  We have read this so many times and almost know it off by heart - we chant it out on walks as we pretend to hunt for bears!  A great story of adventures (that doesn't quite go to plan) with lovely artwork.  A must for everyone to read!
18th April '18
I read it myself (an adult) & to cashisbest aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
we loved reading this together . great fun to read 
20th November '17
I read it to Lucywood aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
My 2 year old daughter loves this book. Great story. She loves doing actions while I read it to her. A great story for all ages. 
26th May '18
I read it to Oscar! aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
A lovely classic tale. lots of repetition and fun sounds encourages children to join in with the story. if not looking for a bedtime story this is a good 'action' book that can be reenact d by going on a bear hunt.
6th March '18
I read it to Ama123 aged 8 aged 8
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5 stars
My daughter loved this book so much when she was growing up. It became a family favourite. It's quick to read and the repetition is fun. A lovely story all round. 
30th March '16
I read it to JessicaLee aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Fabulous!
I'm not always a Michael Rosen fan (although Jess won one of his compilations in a Toppsta giveaway and would listen to it all day if we'd keep reading it!), but we all love this one.  We all have to read it (lots), we watch a YouTube video of it (same illustrations), and we 'do' it around the house and on the nursery run - it's a hit!
27th September '16
I read it myself (an adult)
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5 stars
One of my favourite books as a child. I love the patterning in this book in both the story and the illustrations. (Alternating between B&W and colour - Good discussion point) A wonderful story about a family to find a bear - and then being scared when they find one. Easy to create actions for children to join in and/or retell. My godson now knows it off by heart. And he always feels bad for the bear at the end :-(
31st March '16
I read it to Oliver aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
My little boy absolutely adores this story. He has so many books but this is the only one he'll sit still on my knee for until the end. I think he likes the repetition. It makes it so easy for him to follow. He's even started to sit and "read" it himself. He's only 2 and has limited vocabulary but you can tell he's reading "bunt" (as he calls it).  He'll turn the page and mutter, then he'll say "uh oh, mud. Over it, under it". It's so cute to watch! 
29th July '17
I read it to uphillkay aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
We love this book. 
I had read it with my granddaughters years ago so knew the story already but have now just read it to Leonard. 
He loved the illustrations and the speed and excitement once the bear had been found. 
A lovely way to get excited children interested in a story and they will want to read it again and again. 
3rd January '19
I read it to myka aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
Great repetitive book that makes my daughter giggle. She loves pretending to do the actions going through the grass or the snow and at 2 she is beginning to try and say 'Must go through it' which is really sweet. We also make it funny that they forget to close the door when they get home and she loves snuggling up close at the very end. A nice story which doesn't last too long. 
30th January '18
I read it myself (an adult) & to samy aged 10 aged 10
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2 stars
The illustration is nice but the size of the book isn't suitable for that kind of illustration. Overall it's an exciting story about going to find a bear
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About Michael Rosen

Born in Harrow in 1946, Michael Rosen is a brilliant and energetic author and poet. He has written 140 books on a wide variety of subjects, from Shakespeare to fellow author Roald Dahl but is probably best known for his fabulous and quirky poems.

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About Helen Oxenbury

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Helen Oxenbury is one of the world's most popular children's picture book illustrators. Her work includes the bestselling classic We're Going On A Bear Hunt and [url=https://...

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