Review – “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen is another book that T got for her birthday but isn’t too fond of. Strangely, she took well to this initially but now feels uncomfortable while we read it to her so it’s been lying on the shelf for a few weeks. I will give it a try once she is a little older and is more comfortable reading “scarier” stories.

The family is going on a bear hunt. As they travel across various landscapes, they finally reach the cave which is supposed to have a bear. Will they find a bear? And what will they do then?


  • The family going on an adventure together.
  • The sentences aren’t rhyming but can be made into a song easily. 
  • The different landscapes and the various ways in which they are crossed. These particular crossings can be told rather animatedly and would be enjoyed a lot by older toddlers.
  • Recognition of fear and its acceptance.

WHAT WE DISLIKED the length of the story is too long for a young toddler and keeping them interested becomes a task. Also, some of them might find the story overwhelming. T doesn’t ask for this book ever and says she is scared. Maybe, I’ll give it a shot a few months later.

It is one of those books that may be a hit or a miss. For us, it is still a miss. Published by Walker Books. Recommended age 2 – 2.5+ years.


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