Have you ever gone on a bear hunt? Come along on this one with a brave young family -- four children (including the baby) and their father. They're not scared. They have the wisdom to approach each obstacle with wisdom, knowing: "You can't go over it. You can't go under it. You have to go through it." Michael Rosen has retold a favorite with a great engaging style. The pictures by Helen Oxenbury, one of the most widely loved contemporary artists, are full of masterly characterizations, delightful comedy, and high drama, set in lovely sweeping landscapes. This is a book not to be missed, one to be chanted aloud and acted out, to be enjoyed over and over again.


No child should grow up without reading this book...perhaps read enough times that the pages fall out. The wisdom in those charming pages echoes through a lifetime. And the refreshing image of the leadership of a fun and courageous father is the icing on the cake.


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The Tiny Virtue Heroes who recommend this title to YOU are...
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Tiny Virtue Hero, Yadi, the Canaan Dog
Yadi shows the power of PERSEVERANCE - with endurance that keeps on going - no matter what.
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Tiny Virtue Hero Amasi, the Iil Pika
Amasi knows that COURAGE is the strength to face danger for the sake of what is good.
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Tiny Virtue Hero Tanton, the Red Ant
Tanton chooses the strength of FORTITUDE - with spiritual staying power and stamina.


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Joyful Perseverance

This book review by VirtueSearch founder, Cathy Gilmore, explores how "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" is a story that empowers both grownups and the children with whom they share it...with virtue! Enjoy learning how this book inspires joyful perseverance, celebrates fatherhood, and provides fun family memories! Read More

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Book Share Time Review

In this review, parents and teachers are given practical tips in which "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" can be used in language development for children. With value such as: "The repetitive patterns encourages children to join in, and the simple story line makes it the perfect choice for working on children’s sequencing and narrative retelling skills," it's obvious that this book is a lot more than just fun to read! Read More

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Foster The Family Review

In this review, blogger Jamie C. digs into the deeper virtue and value of , We're Going On a Bear Hunt. She does so in an inspiring and personal way. Her review illustrates that we truly should - never underestimate the power of a picture book! Read More

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