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Product description

A total classic. Can you rhyme it as loud as we can? It’s splashy, it’s muddy and it’s loads of fun. Don’t delay: pull on your wellies! Hurray: we’re going on a bear hunt! Through the long wavy grass, the thick oozy mud and a swirling, whirling snowstorm. But will we find a BEAR today? Get ready to run away! We always love Michael Rosen, but never more than when we’re reading this noisy, joyful delight.

  • A classic delight by the best-loved Michael Rosen
  • A truly iconic rhyme adored by children worldwide
  • Outdoorsy, exciting and bursting with imagination
  • Winner of the Smarties Prize and filmed by Channel 4

“A dramatic and comic masterpiece.” Independent on Sunday

Product Details

Catalogue number

5015 in Primary Schools Catalogue 2019/20 and 8204 in Primary Education Catalogue 2020






Walker Books Ltd

Date published

September 15th, 2000

Accelerated Reader

AR book level: 1.3; Lower years; 0.5 points

Other details
  • 32 pages


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  1. Kelly
    on 11 February 2012

    Fantastic Book

    Fabulous book for young children. Fantastic for pre schoolers as phrases are repeated throughout the book. Will also help those learning to read to remember repeat words.

    Downside is you'll have the story stuck in your head for a while after reading :)

    4out of 5

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  1. Clarice thumb 136

    on 2 January 2020

    Utter British classic. Memories of early childhood…

    5out of 5
  2. Hayley 113303

    on 15 April 2019

    duh my daddddy is two years old and she has a lot more of tuuuuummmuyyu than me

    5out of 5
  3. Avatar crab 761750

    on 10 January 2017

    this book is rubbish it dose not tell you iny thing about going on a bear hunt there is only sound afects and little kids will think that you think you talk like shh grr and thats not how you talk and if you think i am a old mean porson i am not the book is just rubbish.

    1out of 5
  4. Percy 112876

    on 6 January 2017

    This was a really good book when I was 4

    1out of 5
  5. Evie 113313

    on 30 March 2016

    This book is aimed at 1-3 yrs

    2out of 5
  6. Pearl 113298

    on 28 March 2016

    Loved it

    My mum read it to me when I was three, four , two and one. It is very clever liked the bit where they said were going on a bear hunt. I recommend it.

  7. Fairy thumb 11

    on 12 May 2015

    My mum ALWAYS reads this book to most of the children she knows and she really likes it and thinks its a great book for children to read so 5/5 from me.

  8. Stargirl 113407

    on 26 April 2015

    I read this book when I was little and I absolutely loved It . It’s a great book for little children.

    5out of 5
  9. Croc 113527

    on 9 March 2014

    Great book

  10. Bellasara 113282

    on 8 March 2014

    This is my little sisters favourite book. She used to get my dad to read to her every night. This makes areally good bedtime story Mostly for children under 10

  11. Gruffalo 113679

    on 8 March 2014

    Fave childhood book

  12. Witchdog thumb 22

    on 8 March 2014

    This is a timeless classic which everyone, even adults, enjoy to bits! This is the type of book that once you have read it you will always remember it!

    5out of 5
  13. Goldie 113308

    on 7 March 2014

    I really like this book and all the sounds you have to make when reading it, its a fun read

    5out of 5
  14. Default avatar

    on 7 March 2014

    I love this book its brilliant and love joining in with my mummy and saying the story as my mummy reads to me. I now know the story as ive read it so many times i love it.

    5out of 5
  15. Hayley 113303

    on 6 March 2014

    great book

    4out of 5
  16. Gruffalo 113679

    on 6 March 2014

    This book is a family favourite and will brighten up your day for any ages.

  17. Avatar dino 761758

    on 6 March 2014

    I enjoyed it because it was about adventures

    2out of 5
  18. Goldie 113308

    on 6 March 2014

    A family goes on a bear hunt! But will they find a bear? Read this fun filled adventure story to find out!

  19. Jane blonde 113694

    on 5 March 2014

    Marvellous book for 3-7 genius

    3out of 5
  20. Giraffe zebra 113509

    on 5 March 2014

    a great kid’s book ;)

    3out of 5
  21. 39c logo fullcolor 113549

    on 5 March 2014

    I remember reading this book as a small child, and I LOVED it. I definitely recommend this book to little ones.

    4out of 5
  22. Default avatar

    on 5 March 2014

    it is a brilliant book!

    5out of 5
  23. Storm 113293

    on 4 March 2014

    This book still makes me feel excited to read it! One of the best children’s books I’ve read.

  24. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2014

    i thought this was an amazing book. full of detail and i could place myself in the book as one of the characters.

    5out of 5
  25. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2014

    I like the bit when they go in to the cave and the part when the lady trips in the forest.

  26. Default avatar

    on 3 March 2014

    I thought this book was funny when they see the bear.

    5out of 5
  27. Hayley 113303

    on 5 April 2013

    I still love this book even though im ten .

  28. Horridhenry thumb 16

    on 24 March 2013

    I read it sens I was at playgroup.I fort the bear was going to eat the people but it dident.???????

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    on 8 March 2013


  30. Default avatar

    on 8 March 2013

    I reall ylike this book although I am 10

  31. Pearl 113298

    on 7 March 2013

    they go on a bear hunt then everyone says were going on a bear hunt we’re going to catch a big one we’re not scared but they are ….. they all run home and go under the covers and they say we’re never going on a bear hunt ever again!!!

    5out of 5
  32. Avatar bat 761713

    on 7 March 2013

    This has got to be one of my family favourite books where every body joins in making the sounds of various obstacles and sometimes we don’t even get to the end because we’re all laughing. I would recommend this book for young children.

    5out of 5
  33. Default avatar

    on 6 March 2013

    good for little kids! always loved this book!

  34. Bellasara 113282

    on 5 March 2013

    We’re going on a bear hunt…

    What an amazing book! Perfect for all younger readers.

    Well worth a read, if you like rhyming books and having a laugh.

    5out of 5
  35. Dora thumb 222

    on 5 March 2013

    This is about a family trying to catch a bear.

  36. Avatar owl 761790

    on 5 March 2013

    I read this with my niece she liked the sound effects I did

  37. Default avatar

    on 4 March 2013

    For a young read this book is lovely for young people an I have even memorised

    5out of 5
  38. Avatar fairy 761766

    on 4 March 2013

    they go on a bear hunt then everyone says were going on a bear hunt we’re going to catch a big one we’re not scared but they are …..

    they all run home and go under the covers and they say we’re never going on a bear hunt ever again!!!

        4 stars
  39. Clarice thumb 136

    on 18 February 2013

    I used to love is book when I was little, and I still do!!! I found that this book really gave me confidence reading and that not all books are boring! I love the pictures that go with it and how colourful they are so that it attracts little children. This book is without doubt for younger readers but I wouldn’t still recommend for older readers, for a but of a laugh!!!

  40. Bellasara 113282

    on 16 February 2013

    I think this is brill! But definitely for younger children.

    By Ella

    5out of 5
  41. Default avatar

    on 3 April 2012

    Brilliant book!Highly recommend, had this bought as a gift when my son was 2 and read it every night for at least a month! he is now 4, reads it now and then but quotes from it all the time when we go for walks in the country, brilliant fun!Brilliant bed time story :-)

    5out of 5
  42. Stargirl 113407

    on 6 March 2012

    I loved this book when I was little – I remember reciting it – ‘we can’t go’ etc. Now I read it to my niece a lot and she loves it too – she is 2!

    5out of 5
  43. Clarice thumb 136

    on 4 March 2012

    I’ve red this as a child and my little brother and its a really lovely book. The story is really simple, but really sweet for little children. Especially if they can talk, so they can read the story with you.

  44. Petula 113689

    on 4 March 2012

    really enjoyed this book!

  45. Default avatar

    on 3 March 2012

    A very fun and adventurous story. When I was little I would read it time and time again.Also lovely pictures.

    5out of 5
  46. Default avatar

    on 3 March 2012

    this is so good for the little ones. i like it to.

  47. Avatar lion 761782

    on 2 March 2012

    great for kids

    5out of 5
  48. Default avatar

    on 2 March 2012

    my brother is doing a project on this i read it with him all the time

  49. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 1 March 2012

    adored this book when i was little, i would read this to any child 5 or under and i know they would love it.

  50. Ef castle thumb 2

    on 1 March 2012

    It was a great book that read, and I can even remember it now! I had this book when I was younger and loved it! Even today, I still own the book and like to read it every now and then. I would definitely recommend this book to people of all ages, as it is adventurous and imaginative. :)

    5out of 5
  51. Default avatar

    on 1 March 2012

    amazing so sweet.

    5out of 5
  52. Bellasara 113282

    on 1 March 2012

    This book is the prefect family read, with amazing characters and a fantastic plot line, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt will stay in your heart forever.

  53. Pearl 113298

    on 1 March 2012

    It is about a bear at the very last bit and peepul trying to find the bear. It was funny when the peepul said haa a bear and thay ran upsters.

    4out of 5
  54. Default avatar

    on 1 March 2012

    great for little children

  55. Default avatar

    on 1 March 2012

    This book is a nice read with nice pictures and is great for reading to my 9 month year old.

    5out of 5
  56. Default avatar

    on 29 February 2012

    Classic story for young imaginations. Very catchy …we play going on a bear hunt everytime we go on a walk by reciting the words from the book.

    4out of 5
  57. Evie 113313

    on 18 July 2011

    it is a very good book for 4-7 year olds but it not that good when you are 9

  58. Default avatar

    on 15 May 2011

    Hello,this book is fantastic!!

  59. Evie 113313

    on 9 March 2011

    we are going on a bear hunt we are not scared been there before

  60. Goldie 113308

    on 3 March 2011

    tgis book is sooooooo old i remember this book from reception i’ll never forget it !it’s so funny

  61. Default avatar

    on 3 March 2011

    a great book to start your reading

    5out of 5
  62. Goldie 113308

    on 3 March 2011

    very cute book for kids to read

  63. Avatar lion 761782

    on 3 March 2011

    I loved this book when i was little and i still love!

    5out of 5
  64. Lion 113522

    on 3 March 2011

    I did like this book when I was younger. But, I find it’s a bit too repetitive as I’m older now and would be good for children aged 5-10 years. Once I read it, I had to act it out. It is fun if you act it out, but I feel I am too old for it now. It’s great as a play. But because it’s a short story, the next time you read it you know exactly what’s going to happen. I would recommend, but only for younger children to read.

  65. Jane blonde 113694

    on 3 March 2011

    This is a great book to read and I have the bear to go with the story I love the sounds we can make when reading it and its just a great tale.

    5out of 5
  66. Bellasara 113282

    on 27 February 2011

    i used to love this when i was a little kid and i still do, a charming and timeless classic, ideal for all children

  67. Bellasara 113282

    on 15 February 2011

    I think it was not for me it is a bit babyish and boring it kept using the same words so to sum up it is the wost book I EVER read.

    2out of 5
  68. Gruffalo 113679

    on 11 February 2011

    I think this book is very good for 3-beond its really good.

    5out of 5
  69. Bs starfish thumb 127

    on 24 January 2011

    SOOOO COOL I loved it when i was 4 an do now

    5out of 5
  70. Default avatar

    on 12 July 2010

    my daughter loves this book

    5out of 5
  71. Evie 113313

    on 5 June 2010

    I quite like this.

    3out of 5
  72. Bellasara 113282

    on 4 June 2010

    I love this book because how they suggested to get through long grass,river,mud,woods,snow storm and the cave.

    5out of 5
  73. Love stargirl 113412

    on 13 July 2009

    I thoght this was a really cool book – I read it when i was in the infants in year 1! When I was in year 1 it wasnt my fav book then. 8-)

    4out of 5