We're going on a bear hunt.
We're going to catch a big one.
What a beautiful day!
We're not scared.
Nominated by a grandfather who has read this book umpteen times to his granddaughter, this rollicking rhyme is a family favorite. The illustrations provide lots of action and sub plots. Swishy Swashy this book is a winner all around.
Michael Rosen's video (link below) gives some hand motion tips on reading this book aloud.
Nominated by Grandpa Jim who has read this aloud several times in a sitting. This book is available in several editions- as a board book, a picture book and on a CD.
About the book on Children's Book Almanac
Video of author Michael Rosen performing the book
Video of illustrator Helen Oxenbury talking about the art in this book iand others