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We're Going on a Bear Hunt

By Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

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!

  • Over eleven million copies sold worldwide.
  • Winner of a Mumsnet Best Award, the 1989 Smarties Book Prize and highly commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal.
  • We're Going on a Bear Hunt has been adapted for Channel 4 in a major adaptation starring Olivia Colman, Pam Ferris and Mark Williams.

About the author

Michael Rosen is one of the most popular authors of stories and poems for children. His bestselling titles, published by Walker Books, include Little Rabbit Foo Foo, Michael Rosen’s Sad Book, This Is Our House, Tiny Little Fly, Dear Mother Goose and its sequel Dear Fairy Godmother. Michael received the Eleanor Farjeon Award in 1997, and was the Children’s Laureate from 2007 to 2009. He is a distinguished critic and academic, co-directing an MA in Children’s Literature at Birkbeck College. Michael lives in London with his family.

About the illustrator

Helen Oxenbury is among the most popular and critically acclaimed illustrators of her time. Her numerous books for children include Smarties Book Prize-winning Farmer Duck by Martin Waddell; We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen; as well as her classic board books for babies. She won the Kate Greenaway Medal for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Her most recent picture book was the critically acclaimed There's Going to Be a Baby, the first book-publishing collaboration between her and her husband John Burningham. Helen lives in London, NW3.

Awards

2011: Mumsnet Best Award

Mumsnet Product Award - Winner

2008: West Sussex Children's Favourite Picture Book Award 2008

We have always wanted to have a picture book award and decided that during this Year of Reading it would be just the impetus to stimulate and share book talk. Children began championing books at the beginning of the summer term and have had until the en - Runner-up

1989: Kate Greenaway Medal

Kate Greenaway Medal - Shortlisted

1989: Kurt Maschler Award

Kurt Maschler Award - Shortlisted

1989: Nestle Children's Book Prize/Nestle Smarties Book Prize

Nestle Smarties Book Prize - Winner

ISBN: 9781406386776
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2019
Dimensions: 270 x 240mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $19.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 04/03/19 at 04:39:27
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