About this item
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.
Now available in this board book format, this best-selling story follows along on one brave family's joyous romp through a series of sweeping landscapes.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Concepts / Words, Animals / Bears
Series Title: Classic Board Books
Publisher: Little Simon
Author: Michael Rosen
Street Date: October 1, 1997
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-4593
Ratings & reviews5
overall: 5 out of 5 stars, see all reviews
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Awesome board book!
5 out of 5 stars
Tahoemom — 1 year ago
It's such a great book with its chanting phrases. We've been reading it since she's was 1 month and she was enslaved even at that time. And since we live in the mountains it's all things she can encounter so we chant it on some of our hikes. Great baby shower book also so you won't give the same as ...see moreof the reviewer's review
Great book! My 4 yr old grandson loved so much.
5 out of 5 stars
Jeanie — 2 years ago
My older grandson loved it so much I bought it for my 2 yr old grandson. A family adventure story. Going through various terrains, to find a bear.see moreof the reviewer's review