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Celebrate 30 wonderful years of We're Going on a Bear Hunt in this special anniversary edition of the much-loved family favourite.

We're going on a bear hunt. We're going to catch a big one. Will you come too? For thirty years, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through this award-winning favourite. This new anniversary paperback edition brings the story to life for a whole new generation of readers. Follow and join in the family's excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river, squelch through the mud and brave their way through the swirling, whirling snowstorm 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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24th March '19
I read it to James09 aged 9 aged 9 , to Chloe08 aged 7 aged 7 & to Rosie05 aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
The children loved this book joined in and remembered a lot of he words were able to act parts out and know features from the illustrations. 

Were able to answer simple questions relating to the writing and the writing was of large font that my older child could use phonemes to practice sounding spelling out sounds to form the words

Loved the differences between black and white and colour illustrations kept he children interested 
25th March '19
I read it to Gabriella05 aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
This book is incredible. It's a family tradition to read this book to our children and I'm glad I got to finally read it to my daughter. I love how easy it is to read and how amazing and detailed the illustrations are. I also like the fact the book has coloured illustrations and black and white illustrations. My daughter loves it when we have to make the sounds of the mud or the grass. This book is great for all nursery or preschool children. They will enjoy reading it. We certainly did. It's so enjoyable to read and so easy. I remember reading it when I was little and I think it's a book we will read all the way through the years to come. 5/5 stars from us
27th February '19
I read it to Millie5612 aged 6 aged 6 , to Fatima2312 aged 2 aged 2 & to Mikaeel2016 aged 6 months aged 0
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5 stars
My children love this book, to them its a journey of how the Family go out and have fun and what they are looking for.
8th June '19
Rainbow_mermaid read it themselves aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
When I was younger my Mum would read this to me and I would love it! She would read it to me every night and I never got bored! This is a number 1 book for anyone with younger children in the house!
25th March '19
I read it myself (an adult) & to Laya aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
A simplistic story about a family and their adventures journey to find a bear. They went through a storm, make their way through long grass, swim through a river and many other obstacles. Fabulous picture book that brings together elements of adventure and excitement using simple but descriptive language. 
9th April '19
I read it to Pokeboy aged 7 aged 7 & to Cupcakeprincess aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
I won this book and was so pleased as both my older children enjoyed it when they were young, and I was really keen to read it to my youngest in a few months time. When we received it, all three were excited as the illustrations and rhythm in the text are so memorable. They had also seen the TV production and were keen to hear the story again. My youngest loved spotting the baby on each page, and doing the actions/sounds for the grass, mud etc. My older child loved joining in with the repetition in the text, and we all got excited at the ending. Of course it leads beautifully to pretend play afterwards. I'd say its perfect for a 2/3/4/5 year old, though definitely a modern classic which other ages will enjoy too.
1st May '19
I read it to MasonL aged 11 aged 11
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5 stars
This book is brilliant. My children really enjoy this. We try to add actions to make it more exciting. My daughter always feels sorry for the bear and says he just needs a hug? So maybe bear hunt 2? We pretend we're the characters of the book too when we're out in our local nature reserve. 
2nd February '19
I read it to LydiaLou aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
My daughter has had this story read to her so many times, she now recites it to us word perfectly. I love the expressions she puts in when 'reading' and how she is always thrilled when they finally see the bear! A true classic for every child.
5th April '19
sade read it themselves aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
This is a great book that my youngest really enjoyed,it is a book that all ages can enjoy as my older children would take turns in reading it to the youngest.
This book has been well read since we got it and it is now one of the favorites for S to grab when you ask her to get a book to read.
It has great pictures for the younger children as well.
28th February '19
Ama123 read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
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5 stars
We love this book in our family. It's asy to read and with repetitive lines this will be a hit with little ones. 
26th March '19
I read it to bobbymort aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
A firm favourite in our collection. My 2 year old loves acting out the story and joining in with all the noises. The building excitement keeps him hooked and is the reason why this book is chosen over and over again. 
10th April '19
I read it to G aged 11 aged 11 & to OA aged 5 aged 5
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5 stars
Lo has just been ‘studying’ this book at school, as did big sis when she was in eyfs too...

Somehow, I have never read it!  Anyway...that’s all been put right now...we ALL read it together, in unison...

I can see why it’s a classic and our school’s eyfs teachers choose to perform it for parents at the end of the year...

Lo chooses to believe that the Bear wants to be friends...big sis and I are not so sure!?

Love the repetition and onomatopoeia which is an open invitation to join in...


This is a very special book that I regret not having read sooner...I hope to read it again very soon! 

 
27th March '19
I read it to Littlestar aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
An exciting story which is very engaging with the sounds throughout and repetition. Annabelle enjoyed making the noises on each page and really got into the story, getting all worked up at the end as they ran back into the house. She did want to go back on the bear hunt again though so it didn’t put her off! I can see this being a favourite in our household. 
7th March '19
I read it to Ginja aged 3 aged 3
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5 stars
Reading this to my grandson he love all the splashy splashy rhyming words which for him made the story so exciting and he couldn’t wait to turn the nest page.
20th March '19
I read it to Jaanu aged 6 aged 6 & to T aged 5 months aged 0
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5 stars
This is a classic book, so we are overjoyed to have won this on Toppsta. It was a little disappointing that the 30th anniversary edition did not  include anything extra, but we did not mind as the story is  great. My boys are a huge fans of the cartoon, that was made a few years back and already know the words by heart - so we love reading it together aloud. 
24th February '19
I read it to Trainboy aged 10 aged 10 & to Pokeboy aged 7 aged 7
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5 stars
This book is one of our family favourites, which I read to both our boys growing up. My middle child still enjoys it and I look forward to sharing it with my youngest in a year or so. The rhythm is wonderful and the content leads naturally to pretend play afterwards and a snuggly cuddle at the end. Brilliant book.
22nd March '19
I read it to LydiaLou aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
We love retelling this story - often without looking at the words! A true classic.
29th April '19
I read it to Book butterfly aged 10 aged 10
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5 stars
We really enjoyed reading this book again. Hafsa particularly wanted to share this story with her little cousin and they had great fun reenacting the 'Bear Hunt' and coming up with actions.

it is a joy to read and retell, and the repeating structure makes it very easy for children to remember and retell. after reading this we also came up with our own variations which the children really enjoyed.
2nd April '19
I read it to joshua2018 aged 1 aged 1
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5 stars
My son loved this book which is nice as it was my favourite as a child!
2nd April '19
LA12 read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
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5 stars
Leo has enjoyed being read We're Going on a Bear Hunt many times over and always loves joining in with the story. He was very excited to read this special 30th anniversary edition of the classic rhyming story. He loved studying the beautiful illustrations as the book takes you on an adventure through the grass, river, mud, forest, snowstorm and through the cave. Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury are two of Leo's favorite authors and illustrators so the extra text about them and the book inside the cover was a lovely addition. 
1st March '19
I read it to ABJ aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
I liked reading this book to my daughter, it has repetitive verses so my daughter could remember bits and read along with me. The characters were friendly and were all in a family. It’s a book full of adventure and the pictures dipict this too. 
My daughter and I loved this story and read it at least once a week before bed. 
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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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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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