We adore board books and the little readers who cherish (and bang, eat, drool on, and throw) them. Here are 22 of our favorite board books — some classics, some new releases, all destined to become the gems you
read night after night!
Synopses & Reviews
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.
"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
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.
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!
About the Author
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.
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.