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"A must have…"
We love this book
Kids pick up the story and the words quickly so they can join in they also act out the book
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"Absolutely a must have children's book. It teaches kids using…"
Absolutely a must have children's book. It teaches kids using imagination,great for interaction and role playing.My son loves that book and we have had hours of fun and it's all that matters.Read moreLess
"My 2 1/2 year old daughter adores this book, she…"
My 2 1/2 year old daughter adores this book, she can recite much of it herself now and giggles delightedly when we get to the bear! Lovely illustrations, + reminds mum of being in the brownies when younger, where we recited this with Brown Owl quite regularly, to a clapping beat which I also do now with my daughter.Read moreLess
"I'd give this book 9/10 (it loses one point because…"
I'd give this book 9/10 (it loses one point because some of the pages are in black and white). Apart from that it is a wonderful, fun, interactive book. My nearly-three year old loves it because it is repetitive and it also offeres great opportunities for mimicking sounds. It also has a thrilling climax which never fails to excite him.Read moreLess
"This book has such a good rhythm to it; it…"
This book has such a good rhythm to it; it really holds your toddlers attention and the alternating black/white and colour pages provides real visual stimulation - it's a winner!Read moreLess
"Comments from other Mumsnetters: "This book seems to have everything. It's…"
Comments from other Mumsnetters:
"This book seems to have everything. It's descriptive and repetititive, there's a great build up of suspense and the wonderful illustrations bring the book alive for readers of all ages". "Kids love to recite the rhyme and younger kids love joining in with the noises". "My daughter loved the build up to the end of the tale and can now recite most of the story and my son actually hides behind a cushion as the bear is chasing the family but then shouts for it to be read again as soon as it's finished".Read moreLess
"DD loves this book and it's one I actually enjoy…"
DD loves this book and it's one I actually enjoy reading to her. A big hit.Read moreLess
"The children and I love this book. We have also…"
The children and I love this book. We have also seen the author at a reading session of this book. So they have a real and close connection with the story. We love to act out the scenes, especially the end when we hide under the covers. This book is fantastic for children of all ages and stages and really helps the children with their early literacy and speaking skills.
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"Adored this book with older 2 & seeing it on…"
Adored this book with older 2 & seeing it on this list must get it out again for the 2 younger ones. Read it so often could recite it which was great for encouraging tired toddler legs on walks - they would find new vigour to go "on a bear hunt"Read moreLess
"One of the best books ever written!…"
One of the best books ever written!Read moreLess
"Our favourite book. The rhythmic structure means little ones…"
Our favourite book. The rhythmic structure means little ones can read along and enjoy from a very young ages. A hint of scary, without being upsetting. My daughter always feels sorry for the poor bear at the end!Read moreLess
"What a fantastic book. I purchased this on mumsnet recommendation…"
What a fantastic book. I purchased this on mumsnet recommendation and my girls love it. I have no hesitation in highly recommending this fantastic book.Read moreLess
"this was my childrens fav book when they were young…"
this was my childrens fav book when they were young they still like it now and so do iRead moreLess
"My daughter adores this book, she enjoys copying all of…"
My daughter adores this book, she enjoys copying all of the sounds and get very excited about the ending. This is a must have that both children and adults can enjoy.Read moreLess
"This is a firm favourite in our house with its…"
This is a firm favourite in our house with its simple illustrations and engaging story. This was given to us as a gift and I would definately recommend it as a present for someone. Our copy came with a DVD which has been watched so many times it has worn out. It is a modern classic and a story I am happy to read over and over again (which I have to do most nights!)Read moreLess
"A favourite of all 3 of my dc's, a really…"
A favourite of all 3 of my dc's, a really fun book which is easy for young children to join in reading, the illustrations are really cute and the story itself is quite exciting for both adults and children. A firm family favourite!Read moreLess
"This is a lovely story with lots of repetition for…"
This is a lovely story with lots of repetition for babies and toddlers and perfect to be read to children at playgroup and nursery and the story can also be used in drama to enable them to use their imasgination and act the story out as it is being read. Even little children can understand the suspense and cliffhangers...Read moreLess
"Really lovely book. Great as a bedtime story.…"
Really lovely book. Great as a bedtime story.Read moreLess
"This was one of my daughters first paper book picture…"
This was one of my daughters first paper book picture books when she was about 12 months old. She loved it then and still loves it now 2 years later! The pastel drawings are beautiful and she loves all the different members of the family and enjoys looking to see what they are doing in each picture. The text is great and we love doing actions as the family pass each obstacle on their journey. A great book for all children.Read moreLess
"This book is as close to perfect as you could…"
This book is as close to perfect as you could get for children in this age group. It has the rhythm and repetition they enjoy and it allows then to anticipate what is going to happen next. I used to work as a storyteller and have used this book on several occasions. It really is excellent.Read moreLess
"We have this book with a dvd too. We recite…"
We have this book with a dvd too.
We recite the rhyme on the way to school. DD1 loves it.Read moreLess
"This book was a favourite with my children for a…"
This book was a favourite with my children for a long time - the thrill of anticipation never seems to wear off!Read moreLess
"This book is fantastic, my two year old wants to…"
This book is fantastic, my two year old wants to read it most bed-times. He knows all the words and v often when we go on a country walk he starts to recite it. His seven and five year old cousins also still love this book. The illustrations are lovely and the words are simple, descriptive and repetive. Definitely recommend this one!Read moreLess
"Tis is a delightful book, even young readers can enjoy…"
Tis is a delightful book, even young readers can enjoy reading it out loud.Read moreLess
"My daughter (20 months) adores this book. She loves…"
My daughter (20 months) adores this book. She loves the repetition, and joins in on the "Oh Dear" and sound effects. Its a great book for interactive reading and developing speech, and the illustrations are lovely.Read moreLess
"My dd did We're going on a Bear Hunt as…"
My dd did We're going on a Bear Hunt as her school play, it is a great book.Read moreLess
"My 8 month old loves this! Its perfectly repetitive for…"
My 8 month old loves this! Its perfectly repetitive for babies and the ending is dramatic! I expect we will be reading it for many years to come.Read moreLess
"My son loves this book, he remembers all the words…"
My son loves this book, he remembers all the words and joins in the whole way through. I let him guess what comes next and we sing the rhyme over and over with animated actions! We must look a right pair!!
I'll make a little actor of him yet!Read moreLess
"My little girl loves reading this book. It's not…"
My little girl loves reading this book. It's not too long and there are loads of actions for her to do and the repetition means that she remembers nearly all of it and can join in with the words. It's definitely a favourite in our house.Read moreLess
"Lovely book which your toddler will never get tired of…"
Lovely book which your toddler will never get tired of and by the end will be reading to you!Read moreLess
"I wish I had this book when I was little!…"
I wish I had this book when I was little! Its simple, repetitive and dramatic! I have been reading this to my DS since he was 4 months. He gets so excited by it!Read moreLess