We're Going on a Bear Hunt Sound Book

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Is it still Toddler Book Talk Tuesday? You bet it is! That means that I still have just one more book to share with you. My plan is to share with you every Tuesday 2 - 3 books that I have been reading. My library of books keeps getting bigger and bigger and that means that there are even more books to share. Now some of these books may be seasonal, like next week's is going to be. Yes that's a clue as to what is coming your way next week. For now I want to share with you another of my favorites and one that I think will also become one of yours as well. Today I am going to be sharing with you, We're Going on a Bear Hunt Sound Book, written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury.

First of all let me say that this book has been around for 25 years. It is currently available in other editions such as board books and even hardcover, without the sound, but I have to say that if you're going to get any that you should definitely get this one!

We're going on a bear hunt features a dad and his 4 children who decides that they were going on a bear hunt. Follow them on their adventure through the grass all the way to the bear's cave. With each obstacle there is the famous "uh-oh", which I've now learned to say on cue.

Here's an excerpt:
We're going on a bear hunt.
We're going to catch a big one.
What a beautiful day!
We're not scared.
Uh-oh! Grass!
Long, wavy grass.
We can't go over it.
We can't go under it.
Oh, no!
We've got to go through it! 
Your kids will delight pressing each of the sound buttons, to hear the sounds that it makes when going through each obstacle that the family faces. While this book is recommended for ages 3+, toddlers and even babies would delight in the repetition and would enjoy pushing the sound buttons as well.

This book's tale is told in classical black and white illustrations while the sound pages are in beautiful color. It was totally one of my favorites. UH OH! The illustrations truly brought the story to life and you can totally "read" without the words.

You are going to want to read this over and over and the ending is actually pretty funny but you have to read to find out why. We're Going on a Bear Hunt Sound Book is a total classic that you are going to want to have in your little one's library. Perfect for bedtime, because who's afraid of the big brown bear? I'm not! This totally gets my TWO TINY THUMBS UP!

Recommended age: 3-7

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  1. Lily loved this song as she did this song in pre-school last year and so definitely a great book and song for toddlers and pre-schoolers alike I believe ;)

  2. Oh my goodness! My daughter LOVES the original of this book and she loves anything with buttons so I think this will probably be the ideal gift for her!!!!! So cute thanks for sharing! :)

  3. I must be under a rock, I have not seen this one. It looks cute though, my kids always favored the books with the sounds to read along with when they were little.

  4. I haven't seen a book with sound buttons like this in FOREVER! I used to love these!!!

  5. My two used to LOVE these kinds of books that made sounds. This sounds like a really cute one!

  6. This is such a great way to share books. I love the whole concept of Toddler Book Talk Tuesday. This book sounds cute too, I like the sound buttons.

  7. This sounds like an adorable book! Madison, take it from me--you can NEVER have too many books!! Enjoy pushing those buttons and saying UH OH

  8. When kiddo was younger she always enjoyed the books with the sound feature. Made it seem a bit more real and interactive.

  9. I love sound books so much!! Des would love this for Christmas, thanks to you.

  10. Oh. My. Goodness - this is coming to our house this Christmas. It's one of our favorite books and we make a diorama about once every three months to go along with the story. Thanks for sharing this!

  11. I loved this story when I was a kid. How fun they have put it in a book with sound!

  12. I remember this book. I loved this and actually didn't know they had one with sounds. I am going to get this for my niece for Christmas. We borrowed it from the Library and she LOVED it!