The award-winning, classic children’s picture book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt has officially sold one million copies in Australia!
Published by Walker Books Australia, the much-loved bedtime story is a children’s favourite, telling the story of a 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!
The book has delighted children for its repeated phrases and onomatopoeic words, and continually enchants audiences with its story of perseverance, optimism and the determination to confront fears head on.
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is written by award-winning British broadcaster, poet and performer Michael Rosen and the beautiful artwork which adorns the book has been illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.
The book has been selling in Australia since 1993, with the one millionth copy recently being sold in Australia, and has achieved global sales of more than nine million copies. It has been published in 23 languages.
As the night signals the end of yet another busy day, Mums and Dads all over Australia are bringing out their copies of the popular children’s book, which will no doubt continue its appeal into the future and beyond.
WALKER BOOKS AUSTRALIA
Walker Books Australia has been bringing the best of children’s publishing to Australia and New Zealand for over 20 years. The company is dedicated to publishing books of unwavering quality for children and young adults to read and treasure. Walker Books Australia is also passionate about the Australian Children’s book industry and is a haven for the most highly talented authors and illustrators, both emerging and award-winning. Walker Books Australia is proud to be the home of Black Dog Books, an award-winning imprint with a reputation for publishing some of Australia’s finest writers including Carole Wilkinson, Sue Lawson and Suzy Zail.