We’re Going on a Bear Hunt comes to life on ABC Kids


As a child, I was allowed half an hour of TV a day and that could only be ABC. Clearly I am traumatised by a childhood spent without much access to television and my pop culture knowledge has suffered greatly due to my lack of commercial television exposure as a child. However, as so often happens, we turn into our parents, and while some weekends my children certainly watch more (way more) than half an hour of TV a day, I still restrict it to ABC. These days, with ABC Kids and ABC ME, the options for ABC viewing are darned excellent and I’ve been known to say, ‘well in my day…’ if there are any complaints!

This Saturday, Feb 26th at 5pm, ABC Kids are to air a special animated adaptation of the bedtime classic, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.Bear Hunt image 2

When Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max, the baby and Rufus the dog are left home alone one day before Christmas after their parents go the rescue of Grandma, the children decide it would be fun to go on a bear hunt, spurred on by Katie’s love of grizzly bears. After swishing and swashing through the long grass, splashing and sploshing through rivers and squilching and squelching through mud, Rufus the dog picks up the scent of a bear…

Incorporating the irresistible story and beautiful artwork of the original book , I am more than slightly excited about this TV adaptation and in fact have a reminded set in my phone #sadbuttrue.Bear Hunt image Bear Hunt 3

Author Michael Rosen says, “I am absolutely delighted about this animation. Lupus Films have a great record in this field and I am very excited to be part of the project. Helen Oxenbury’s wonderful art work provides a powerful family saga, full of imagined or real trials and these pictures will give a basis for this moving drama.”

Illustrator Helen Oxenbury says, “I’m so looking forward to seeing the book brought to life in this way. It’s a wonderful opportunity to bring We’re Going on a Bear Hunt to even more children and I’m thrilled to be part of it.”HASHTAG

To celebrate, Walker Books Australia are giving away five copies of the original classic book to five Children’s Books Daily readers. To enter, comment on the Facebook or Instagram post associated with this competition. 

Entries close on Monday 28th Feb 2017 at 9am.walker books

The Fine Print

I have received nothing in return for hosting this ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ giveaway. My aim is just to share the literary love and to thank all you readers who have joined me here at Children’s Books Daily.

How to enter

The ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ giveaway commences at 9am (AEDT) on 22nd Feb 2016, and ends at 9am (AEDT) on 28th Feb 2017. Entrants are required to leave a comment on  on the Facebook post associated with the giveaway and/or the Instagram post associated with the post. Tagging a friend or sharing is encouraged but optional.

Terms and Conditions

Entry is open to residents of Australia only. Persons entering must be over 18 years of age.

Entry is a game of skill and chance plays no part in determining a winner.

Winners will be chosen by CBD editors from all eligible entries received.

Judges decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

Winners will be contacted via comment function on the blog entry or Facebook status update or Instagram

If a winner is unable to be contacted or does not claim their Prize within 14 days the prize will be forfeited.

In the event of forfeiture a further draw will be conducted within 14 days and a new winner will be selected.


The Prize will be sent to the winner’s address.

Prizes are not transferable or redeemable for cash.Bear Hunt meadow
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