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We're Going on a Bear Hunt (Board Book) Award-winning

by Michael Rosen (author) (UK edition)

Suitable for 2 - 6 years

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Paperback, Sep 2000 $10.14

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Product Description

We’re going on a bear hunt! Through the long wavy grass, the thick oozy mud and the swirling, whirling snowstorm! But will we find a bear today? Now in a sturdy board book edition, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt won the Smarties Book Prize and was highly commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal. With atmospheric rhymes to repeat out loud and a huge surprise at the end, this lyrical favourite from former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen deserves to be a part of every childhood.

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Board Book



Date published

December 31st, 1994

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  • 32 pages


UK edition


Michael Rosen

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Michael Rosen was born into a London Jewish family, the son of two distinguished educators – Connie and Harold Rosen. Michael’s childhood was rich in books, stories and conversation.

Michael attended Middlesex Hospital Medical School for a year but transferred to Wadham College, Oxford to study English Literature. At Oxford, he started to realise his ambition of acting (as well as writing and directing). Michael still says that if he wasn’t a poet, he’d like to be an actor. Anyone who has seen him in performance knows that he already is!

The narrowness of his course of study proved a source of dissatisfaction and Michael began looking outside his recommended reading to contemporary working, class ballads. He retains a passion for street rhymes, popular songs and folk stories.

Michael Rosen has been writing poetry since the age of 18. His first collection, Mind Your Own Business, was published in 1974. Although it was not planned as a collection for children, it appeared on Andre Deutsch’s children’s list. This, says Michael, was a turning point – “Suddenly it all fused: the writing, the performing, the popular audience. It was just incredibly exhilarating.”

He quickly made a name for himself with his collections of humorous verse and picture books for children. He is described as one of the most significant figures in contemporary children’s poetry, drawing closely on his own childhood experiences, and ‘telling it as it was’ in the ordinary language children actually use.

Michael is now a poet, author and broadcaster, and was Children’s Laureate from 2007-2009.


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  1. Avatar bat 761713

    on 8 March 2013

    Sooooo funny

  2. Avatar bat 761713

    on 8 March 2013

    This has got to be one of my family favourite books where every body joins in making the sounds of various obstacles and sometimes we don’t even get to the end because we’re all laughing. I would recommend this book for young children.

    5out of 5
  3. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2012

    this is so good for the little ones. i like it to.

  4. Default avatar

    on 3 March 2012

    A very fun and adventurous story. When I was little I would read it time and time again.Also lovely pictures.

  5. Avatar owl 761790

    on 3 March 2012

    I know people recommend it but after having to read it to some 4 year olds they just ran off

    3out of 5
  6. Evie 113313

    on 30 March 2011

    it is really good

    5out of 5
  7. Default avatar

    on 3 March 2011

    this is the best book ever.ive worn the pages of this out A reading it so much.even my cousins liked it when i read it to them.she was screaming cos she was soooo excited when they were running back

  8. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 30 November 2010

    its easy for children to read

    4out of 5
  9. Clarice thumb 136

    on 5 April 2010

    Michal Rosen is a auther for littel ones and i like his books

    4out of 5
  10. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 10 March 2010

    its so cooooooooooooool

    5out of 5
  11. Fairy thumb 11

    on 7 February 2010

    its really good poem ive done a act about it its really nice

    4out of 5