We're Going on a Book Hunt
Bear cubs learn about library behavior and procedures when they go on a book hunt. A great introduction at the beginning of the school year, or a fun reminder lesson whenever needed. Make a lesson fun and it is much more quickly learned!
Remember the traditional rhyme, "We're Going on a Bear Hunt"? This time, bear cubs are on the hunt, looking for books that are just right and learning library procedures. Nadine Bernard Westcott's illustrations add humorous details to every page.
Why Librarians Love We're Going On A Book Hunt
"We’ve all read bear hunt stories, probably too many to count. Now here comes Pat Miller with a great new hunt for us to happily read again and again--a book hunt! With classic illustrations by Nadine Bernard Westcott, this great book sings us through the process of visiting the library--beginning with appropriate behavior to choosing a book that is just right and all the steps in between. Not only is this a great title to use to begin a school year orientation, but it also contains an additional pamphlet containing seven mini-lessons, one to go with each verse, should you want to make this an extended unit. This is an essential purchase for any elementary library program, no matter how you use it. Highly Recommended."
--Library Media Connection, November/December 2008,
"Using the ever-popular action rhyme "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" as a model, Miller teaches young listeners how to be thoughtful library users. Arriving quietly, using shelf markers, page-turning and book handling, using the five-finger rule, and remembering to return the borrowed book are all clearly explained through the rhyming story of a class of bear cubs becoming library users for the first time. Children will quickly pick up the story motions and learn the catchy refrain: "We're going on a book hunt./We're going to a find a good one./We know how./Not too easy,/Not too hard,/But just right." Westcott's illustrations are chock-full of humorous detail that children will enjoy poring over. The library's woodland setting abounds with a variety of animal characters, each of whom finds an appropriate book for its size and species. "Just right" sums ups this addition to library-etiquette titles perfectly."
--School Library Journal, September 2008