Michael Rosen: We’re Going On A Bear Hunt
The Book: It’s essentially a poem with pictures. A catchy poem, at that. A family sets out to a hunt a bear.
We’ll repeat that. They set out to hunt a bear. Either they’ve had too much ginger beer and cola cubes, or this family is on some kind of suicide mission.
What they want to do with the bear once they find it remains a mystery, although one of the kids does appear to be carrying a stick.
Perhaps he plans to bludgeon the bear to death with it. Now THAT would make good reading, although Michael Rosen would probably have scuppered his chances at becoming Children’s Laureate.
It would’ve been worth it, Michael.
The Movie: A coming-of-age drama in the tradition of Stand By Me, Mean Creek or Lord of the Flies, WGOABH follows a group of tweenage kids who set out to prove who is the ballsiest of the bunch.
Expect expansive shots of the Colorado countryside and a few heart-wrenching Homeward Bound-esque team-building moments.
On their return home after running away from the bear:
“We’re not going on a bear hunt again.”
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