Friday, 11 June 2010

One of our favorite books a bit too close to reality!!

One of our all time favorite books is We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury.  The book is a wonderfully fun story about a whole family going on a bear hunt through tall wavy grass, thick oozy mud and even a snowstorm.  We have so much fun reading it and always act it out when we go on nature walks.
Well the last few weeks the story has hit a little too close to home.  We've had many reported bear sightings in our lovely woods and it even walked across our lawn the other night!
Needless to say we have been staying out of the local woods and singing loudly "We're NOT going on a bear hunt"!

While we we're driving over to the west coast this last weekend we did have the most wonderful luck of seeing this mother and two baby cubs on the side of the road.  We stopped to take some pictures and they just kept moseying along.


This is as close as I want to come to a real live bear!

4 comments:

psagecreations said...

What an awesome experience!!! I live in bear country and have not seen a bear yet. We suspect we had one in our garbage one night, but haven't seen it.

I just found your blog and I am intrigued. I am also looking into the montessori method for my youngest daughter. Looks like you have a new follower :)

Mazza said...

This is my all time favourite childrens book- I even give this book to friends with young children as gifts as I beleive everyone should read/have this book lol.

I can imagine that it is scary having a bear in your back garden but WOW what an amazing sight also!

Take care xx

MommyTeacher123 said...

Eeek!Good experience-but scary!

Michele said...

we love this book too (and have as a short DVD) and went on a bear hunt on a local bushwalk today but WOW no real bears here (Australia) lots of mud and rivers and "forest" but no snow storms either (well not in this part of the country). We did see some bush turkeys though : )

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