Sep 28, 11
Read in September, 2011
Read this book very recently and it's great for reading aloud to a group of young KS1 children. After reading this alone, I read it aloud to my nephew and only once I mentioned the word 'bear hunt', I got his full attention. From there on, he was chanting the words throughout.
The illustrations are very helpful in telling the story alone, children can actually open this up without having to read it if they've read this before with an adult.
It's a short read about a family and a dog enroute a bear hunt but encounter obstacles in the way. Althought short, it's just lengthy enough for the kids to remember and tell the story themselves. Ofcourse, the repition helps and re-enforces the problem of encountering obstacles.
It's great fun and can be used well in the classroom with drama, geography (planning/drawing routes/maps) etc.