Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Don't miss out on the biggest "Bear Hunt" reading in history!
Posted by ReadItDaddy at 10:50 AM Labels: Helen Oxenbury, Michael Rosen, reading lesson, Record breaking attempt, RNIB, Royal National Institute for Blind People, Walker Books, We're going on a bear hunt
"We're Going on a Bear Hunt" by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury (Walker Books) is one of THE books that is absolutely essential for your child's book collection.
We nominated it as one of our "Book of the Week" selections back in 2012, but it's been around for a lot longer (it first saw the light of day 25 years ago, wow!)
To celebrate the book's anniversary and timeless appeal, a very special record attempt was made a few weeks ago in aid of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). Alas we missed the live stream of a record-breaking mass reading of "We're going on a Bear Hunt" but didn't want you to miss out - so please do check out the video below, it's hugely entertaining. 1438 intrepid bear hunters joined Nikki Gamble and Michael Rosen and succeeded in smashing the record! Awesome work, everyone!
"We're Going on a Bear Hunt" has gone on to sell millions of copies worldwide, and has been turned into an animated feature and a stage show.
Find out more about the record breaking event, and also more about this utterly wonderful book on the Walker Books Website