We’re Gangin on a Bear Hunt
We're Going on Bear Hunt in Scots
We're gangin on a bear hunt.
We're gaun tae catch a braw yin.
Whit a bonnie day!
We're no feart.
Get ready for a big adventure, as a family of brave bear hunters trudges through muckle forests and skirlin snawstorms, claggie mud and a deep cauld river in search of a glowerin bear.
Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury's classic We're Going on a Bear Hunt is charmingly recreated in Scots for little adventurers. The original words and illustrations are transformed by language expert Susan Rennie into lively Scots for a bright and bonnie take on this favourite tale. Perfect for reading aloud with young children.
'Such a lovely translation of a brilliant adventure rhyme... This is such a brilliant story and jings your kids will love hearing you trip over the Scots words. BookBairn actually enjoys this version more than the original -- I thinks Scots words are a bit more descriptive and onomatopoeic than the original -- and we will definitely be enjoying this one over and over again!'
-- BookBairn, book blogger
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