We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen

Way back when I was student teaching, I was in a first grade classroom for nearly the entire year.  And it was that class, so many years ago, that first introduced me to We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. But not in book form as you might expect.  They did it as a sort of chant, with hand motions (a bit like Michael Rosen himself does here) and it was adorable.  The book itself is simple and fun, with charming old-fashioned illustrations.  I’d definitely consider it a new classic!

Sex, Nudity, Dating – A girl raises her skirt while wading through a river, revealing her underpants.
Profanity – None.
Death, Violence and Gore – None.
Drugs, Alcohol and Smoking – None.
Frightening or Intense Things – The bear chases them all the way home, and can be seen peering through the back door.  The bear is drawn to be fairly cute, and runs on his hind legs, but I suppose some could find it scary.

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