Saturday, September 30, 2017

We're Going on a Bear Hunt: Snow Globe Edition by Michael Rosen, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury [Review & Giveaway US/CANADA]

ISBN: 9781536200294
Hardcover $16.99 US
On sale: Oct. 10, 2017
The beloved children's book, We're Going on a Bear Hunt has been published in various forms, big and little, since it's origin in 1989. That means a lot of children have enjoyed its catchy plot/story and have repeated the lines "We're not scared" or "What a beautiful day!" over and over.

Candlewick Press has brought forth a new little version with lovely and engaging pop-up pages for each section. This brings the excitement to the forefront and captures the loving attention of a new generation of children.

Also, this new version has a "snow globe" on the cover harking to the section where it is snowing on the day they go on a bear hunt. Just another delightful touch that the folks at Candlewick bring to children's books again and again.

About this edition: Bear lovers, rejoice! Shake up a snowstorm in this gorgeous gift edition of the award-winning classic by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. 
We’re going on a bear hunt. We’re going to catch a big one. Will you come, too? For over a quarter of a century, readers have been swishy-swashying and splash-sploshing through this award-winning favorite. This new hardback gift edition includes a 3-D snow scene on the cover to add fun and festive flurries to your favorite family adventure story.

(From Wikipedia) We're Going on a Bear Hunt is a 1989 children's picture book written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury. It has won numerous awards and was the subject of a Guinness World Record 
Story Plot: Five children and their dog go out to hunt a bear. They travel through grass, a river, mud, a forest and a snowstorm before coming face to face with a bear in its cave. This meeting causes panic and the family run home, across all the obstacles, followed by the bear. Finally, the children lock the bear out of the house and all hide under the duvet saying "We're not going on a bear hunt again." 
We're going on a bear hunt.
We're going to catch a big one.
What a beautiful day!
We're not scared.

(and the refrain with river, forest, long grass....)
We can't go over it.
We can't go under it.
Oh no!
We've got to go through it!
This little book is great for little ones and would make a welcome gift by them and their parents. 
Open to USA & CANADA
Begins October 1
ENDS October 23 @ 12:01 a.m. EST
No P.O. Boxes accepted
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DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from Candlewick Press to facilitate a review. Opinions are my own and freely given.


  1. "1) What was your favorite book as a child?" The Oz books!

    "2) If you have a child (or the care & keeping of a child), do they have a favorite book? If so, what is it?" I don't know of anyone else's favorites!

  2. "(1) One other picture book you would like to have" "Sticker Style: House."

    "(2) One picture book you would like reviewed here on Chat With Vera" "The Goods: Volume 1."

  3. 1) What was your favorite book as a child? Heidi

    2) If you have a child (or the care & keeping of a child), do they have a favorite book? If so, what is it? She is into the American Girl Series.

  4. (1) One other picture book you would like to have - Baby Goes to Market

    (2) One picture book you would like reviewed here on Chat With Vera - Where's the Pair?

  5. My favourite book as a child was Anne of Green Gables. My son's favourite book is The Jungle Book.

  6. I would like Follow the Track All the Way Back by Timothy Knapman. I would like to see I’m Afraid Your Teddy Is in Trouble Today by Jancee Dunn reviewed.

  7. I've never heard of a snow globe edition of a book - sounds cool! Thanks for sharing this with us at Booknificent Thursday at!

  8. 1. My favorite book was stone soup.
    2. The Grands love Curious George and American Girl Books.

  9. I liked the Ramona The Pest books as a child. My daughters like the American Girl books.

  10. I'd like A Walk in New York, I'd like to see Can You Say It, Too? Brrr! Brrr! reviewed.

  11. My favorite book as a child and to this day is The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

    My kids love Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.

  12. I would love to add Baby Goes to Market to our collection.

    I would love to see Escalera a la Luna reviewed here :)

  13. I think my niece would enjoy Home by Carson Ellis.
    I'd like to see a review of The Secret Kingdom by Barb Rosenstock.

  14. I still love Laura Ingalls Wilder's the Little House series.
    My nephews favorite book is Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin.


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