The new adaptation adds an overlay of real life to the story, and captures the charm of Helen Oxenbury's exquisitely beautiful illustrations. The text, originally from a Brownie camping rhyme, but given the classic poetic treatment by master of meter, Rosen, leaps into life when voiced by the characters of the children.
This delightful screen version of the classic and much-loved book is sure to enter the Christmas canon alongside The Snowman and the wonderful BBC animations of Julia Donaldson's books.
Voiced by the ubiquitous Olivia Coleman, alongside Mark Williams and Pam Ferris, We're Going on A Bear Hunt airs on Christmas Eve at 7.30pm and Christmas Day at 5.25pm on Channel 4. A DVD will be released on 6th February 2017, priced £10.99.
We can't wait!
We're Going on a Bear Hunt is available in paperback and board book formats from Walker Books, priced £6.99. The gorgeous cuddly bear by Aurora (as seen above) is available in three sizes, 14 inch, 9.5 inch and 8 inch. Stockists include Waterstones, Foyles, Harrods, Blue Diamond Garden Centres and Amazon.