“We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Helen Oxenbury. (Book Review by Guest Reviewer, Rayla!)

“We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Helen Oxenbury

Check out this great book review by our adorable Guest Reviewer, Rayla! (Thanks mom, Jamie!)

Do you want to go on a bear hunt? Do you want to catch a big one? Rayla recommends We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen for any nature-loving, adventure-having families! This board book classic, based on an old campfire song, is sure to please even the youngest readers. Join this father and his four children as they take on a daring adventure to find a bear. Nothing stops them as they trudge along through nature’s every obstacle, not even a deep, cold river or thick, oozy mud. Do they find a bear? Is their bravery everlasting? You’ll have to read to find out! We’re Going on a Bear Hunt is full of descriptive language and sound words, inviting the reader to tag along on this lighthearted yet suspenseful venture. The repetitive sequence encourages children to chant along with every “Oh, no!” And “Oh-oh!” as the family makes their way through each scene. Helen Oxenbury’s illustrations, which alternate between black and white pictures and beautiful full-color paintings, illustrate the vast wonder the outside world can bring to a child. Primary grade teachers will love this book to teach shared-reading, sequencing, writing strategies (such as adjectives or onomatopoiea), or even a geography lesson on landscapes and maps. Rayla and I love the rhythmic nature of this classic and I know it won’t be long before she chants aloud and gasps in suspense at every page turn!

Title: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
Author: Michael Rosen
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Publisher: Little Simon
Release Date: October 1, 1997
Pages: 36