October 1, 2002
October 1, 2002
An adorable bear joins a classic read-aloud for an adventure little hunters will love!
Imagine the fun of going on a bear hunt-through tall, wavy grass (SWISHY SWISHY!); swampy mud (SQUELCH SQUELCH!); and a swirling whirling snowstorm (HOOOO WOOOO!) - only to find a "real" bear waiting at the end of the trail! For brave hunters and bear lovers, the classic chant-aloud by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury is now accompanied by a cuddly, six-inch bear just waiting to be found.
Four brave children, accompanied by their intrepid father and the family dog, go out on a bear hunt. Along the way they encounter such obstacles as a deep, cold river; thick, oozy mud; and a swirling, whirling snowstorm--all of which they manage to overcome. Finally, they reach a narrow, gloomy cave where they find what they've been seeking: a big, furry bear. However, encountering a bear isn't as pleasant as they all imagined it would be, so the family quickly turns around and makes the trip back home--this time with the bear hot on their trail. This picture book version of the traditional chant is full of sounds to exaggerate when reading it aloud, from the "Squelch squerch" of feet plodding through mud to the "Hoooo woooo!" of the fierce snowstorm. B&W drawings illustrate the parts of the story where the family encounters an obstacle, while watercolor illustrations depict how the family cheerfully overcomes these roadblocks--as well as their fast trip back home.
- Online Item #: 11980397
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-9667
- ISBN: 9780763619794
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported