by Year 5

books we like

Thursday, March 8, 2012

We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Michael Rosen the author, took  this story-song that Primary teachers like to do and made it into a book. And Helen Oxenbury did the illustrations.

I've used this song so many times. It's a kind of call-and-response song that's great to use with Year 1 or Year 2. Even Year 5 likes it!

You can see Michael Rosen performing it here. I love the way he performs poems and songs. He has these amazing eyes and is so dramatic:

I think Helen Oxenbury's pictures are brilliant too - I especially like the painted landscapes on the colour pages.


  1. Thanks for letting me know, Joe. Me too. There's something about the way it's a kind of call-and-response that makes it fun even for Year 5 children!

  2. I have read this story! I like that story!
    from Irene Y2

  3. I love Michael Rosen books and I love we're going on a bear hunt. love Niamh