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We're Going on a Bear Hunt (Classic Board Book)by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury
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Now the very youngest readers can join in the fun with this Classic Board Book edition of We're Going on a Bear Hunt. Full of delightful comedy and high drama, this tale of a brave family's joyous romp through sweeping landscapes is sure to win new fans.
"A typically wonderful Oxenbury family sets out with gusto on a bear hunt, and the old story comes to life....Paintings are simply marvelous....Rosen's retelling is spare, with a driving rhythm, and some new sounds add sparkle to the traditional tale....Just plain fun from beginning to end." The Horn Book
This rollicking tale about a brave family going on a bear hunt, illustrated by celebrated artist Helen Oxenbury, has dazzled generations of readers. Now that this classic is available in paperback, everyone can afford to add a copy of We're Going on a Bear Hunt to an established or growing collection!
Brave King Jack and his faithful knights, Sir Zack and baby Casper, spend all day fighting fierce dragons and terrible beasts in their homemade fort. But night is falling, bedtime is looming, and playtime is nearly over. When Sir Zack and Caspar are taken inside for bed, King Jack - alone on his throne - finds himself feeling a bit less brave . . . especially when he hears a thing approaching, a thing with four legs.
A fantasy adventure and comforting bedtime tale in one. With Helen Oxenbury's spare, expressive illustrations, this classic in the making is perfect for imaginative preschoolers everywhere, and certainly for fans of There's a Nightmare in my Closet and Where the Wild Things Are.
The bestselling picture book "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" is now available as a board book. "A typically wonderful Oxenbury family sets out with gusto on a bear hunt, and the old story comes to life. . . Paintings are simply marvelous. . . . Rosen's retelling is spare, with a driving rhythm, and some new sounds add sparkle to the traditional tale . . . Just plain fun from beginning to end . . ."--"The Horn Book, " starred review.
About the Author
Helen Oxenbury is the renowned illustrator of many classic picture books, including We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas. Ms. Oxenbury lives with her husband, illustrator John Burningham, in North London.Michael Rosen, an English poet, scriptwriter, broadcaster, and performer, has been writing for children since 1970. He lives in London with his wife and five children.
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