Michael Rosen's classic 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' has been brought to life in a Channel 4 animation to be shown on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
The film, created by the makers of 'The Sowman', has taken a year to produce with over 100,000 drawings, and solves a number of mysteries not explained in the original book - likethe reason for the bear hunt?
See the trailer, a series of the animation slides with the characters all done in watercolour on paper, and the solutions to the mysteries, at:
We have just added our second Pirate bookmark / puppet for more free colouring fun - see our 'Kid's Activities' page to download, print off and colour in!
See the Victorian sights and sounds of Old London Town through the children's books of the time, in Hawk Norton's Londonist article. Wonderful picture plates of trains on the underground, St. Paul's Cathedral, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, Cleopatra's Needle and shopping arcades, accompanied by rhyming verse. This is how London was portrayed to Victorian children, and Norton explains how the development of the children's books included amongst fairy tales a genre of books about London.
See Hawk Norton's article, and complete the rhyme:
From morn till night,
Clattering through tunnels without daylight...."