Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury’s book zipped it’s way to Catie this week for several reasons:
1. When we last visited, I fumbled when I read it aloud to Catie as I tried to make the all-important noises that occur while the family is bear hunting. Now it comes in a new sound version, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt Sound Book (Candlewick, ages 1-3). The sounds only add to the story’s rhythms and refrains. These should please both Catie and Zach.
2. When I asked Ben about sending this version, he said they’d just spent the morning playing “Going on an Underwear Hunt” and that kind of serendipity deserves a book celebration.
3. The book’s noises held Miga, our kitty, rapt. Especially the bear’s roar. Miga is best pleased by nature shows and sounds, so I sent the book along with the kitty seal of approval.