We're Going on a Bear Hunt

A total classic. Can you rhyme it as loud as we can? It’s splashy, it’s muddy and it’s loads of fun. Don’t delay: pull on your wellies! Hurray: we’re going on a bear hunt! Through the long wavy grass, the thick oozy mud and a swirling, whirling snowstorm. But will we find a BEAR today? Get ready to run away! We always love Michael Rosen, but never more than when we’re reading this noisy, joyful delight.

  • A classic delight by the best-loved Michael Rosen
  • A truly iconic rhyme adored by children worldwide
  • Outdoorsy, exciting and bursting with imagination
  • Winner of the Smarties Prize and filmed by Channel 4

“A dramatic and comic masterpiece.” Independent on Sunday

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  • liked it

    When I was younger I used to read this book all the time. Good book for children around 4 – 6 years

    9 May 2022

  • loved it

    Utter British classic. Memories of early childhood…

    2 January 2020

  • rubbish

    This book is rubbish. It’s really teadious. I would reccommend it to 2-4 years.

    17 June 2019

  • loved it

    duh my daddddy is two years old and she has a lot more of tuuuuummmuyyu than me

    15 April 2019

  • rubbish

    this book is rubbish it dose not tell you iny thing about going on a bear hunt there is only sound afects and little kids will think that you think you talk like shh grr and thats not how you talk and if you think i am a old mean porson i am not the book is just rubbish.

    10 January 2017

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    Michael Rosen

    Michael Rosen is an author, poet and broadcaster, best known for classic books like We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. He was Children’s Laureate from 2007-2009


    Michael won the Nestle Smarties prize for We’re Going On a Bear Hunt. He was awarded the Eleanor Farjeon prize for services to Children’s literature in 1997, and was Children’s Laureate from 2007-2009.

  • Awards

    Helen Oxenbury has twice won the prestigious Kate Greenaway award, for Quangle Wangle’s Hat and her retelling of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

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