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We're Going on a Bear Hunt....

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by fredhaise, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. fredhaise

    fredhaise New commenter

  2. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    There is a We're Going on a Lion Hunt book, which is similar in format to the Bear Hunt story.
    I have both in my classroom.
  3. grumbleweed

    grumbleweed Star commenter

    There are several versions, eg going on a dragon hunt, going on a leaf hunt, all variations on the original.
  4. Wilbur_Post

    Wilbur_Post New commenter

    Which is the original!? And the 'variations' of which you speak... would plagerism not be more accurate?
  5. PGCE_tutor

    PGCE_tutor New commenter

    Not so. Michael Rosen has never claimed to be the author;

    "The story seems to have been a folk song that circulated around American summer camps, sometimes with a lion instead of a bear. I heard it first in the late 1970s and started to put it into my one-man poetry show. The editor of Walker Books, David Lloyd, saw me perform it and said it would make a great book. I said that he should write it down. He said I should. I said that he should. He said that I should. So I did."

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  6. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    'Going on a Bear Hunt' - when we want children to grow up to love and respect wildlife? Hmmm Do you think this is a fun poem?
  7. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Nope I don't think it is 'fun' but it is an excellent story/poem and teaches children an awful lot.
    The characters aren't bear hunting with shotguns to steal the fur to make a coat! :rolleyes:

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