We’re Going On A Bear Hunt Celebrates 25 Years!

    In celebration of World Book Day, we’re giving away 2 copies of the 25th anniversary classic bestseller picture book ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt’

    “Swishy Swashy! Squelch Squerch!” the multi-award winning We’re Going On A Bear Hunt is the ultimate join-in book with MICHAEL ROSEN’s bouncy text and HELEN OXENBURY’s warm and funny pictures, including the nearly scary bear – all of which has made it irresistible to children and parents worldwide for quarter of a century, selling over 8 million copies in 18 languages.

    MICHAEL ROSEN says: “The story seems to have originally been a folk song and David Lloyd at Walker Books saw me perform it and asked me to write it down. So I invented and added to the story and 18 months later, I was stunned to see the beautiful pictures that Helen had created – the family adventure is from Helen’s imagination and I enjoy and admire the book almost as an outsider – but back then I couldn’t quite figure out how it would work as a book!”

    HELEN OXENBURY says: “Michael and I never met until after the book was finished, but what was wonderful about it was there was nothing described in a way that restricted me. I modelled the children and the dog on my own. The bear’s posture I modelled on a friend who had depression, with his dropped shoulders – I felt the bear was probably lonely and wanted company rather than eat the children!”

    For brave hunters and bear-lovers everywhere 2014 will see WALKER BOOKS embark on a year-long publishing programme of We’re Going On A Bear Hunt, including a beautiful 25th anniversary paperback, board book editions, and for the first time ever a sound-chop book to be released in the Autumn. There will be live events throughout the year to celebrate the extraordinary publishing phenomenon that started twenty five years ago, including a World Record attempt in the summer.

    We’re going on a bear hunt.
    We’re going to catch a big one.
    What a beautiful day!
    We’re not scared.


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