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Saturday, 23 June 2018

Video: Michael Rosen and the making of We're Going On A Bear Hunt

Novelist and poet Michael Rosen was the UK Children's Laureate from 2007 -- 2009. In this video he explains how he came to create the classic picture book We're Going On A Bear Hunt which has been a favourite for more than 25 years.

Title: We're Going on a Bear Hunt
Author: Michael Rosen
Illustrator: Helen Oxenbury
Publisher: Walker Books
For ages: 2 - 6
Type: Picture Book


  1. Sarah, Thank you so much for sharing this video. I think I could watch Michael Rosen forever. He is so entertaining. I would love to see him perform in person. How fortunate the children in England who get to experience that. It must turn them onto to stories, books and storytelling for life. He is so captivating. It doesn't matter what he says, I hang on every word. And what a popular book Going on a Bear Hunt is. Thank goodness for the visionary at Walker Books who saw the potential.

    1. Thanks, Norah! It's a wonderful video, as is the one of Michael performing the whole thing himself.


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