I love Christmas for being the time we have all our favourite books adapted for the TV.
We still have The Gruffalo, Stick Man, Gruffalo’s Child and Room on the Broom all saved on our planner from previous years and they are still regularly watched by the kids.
This year it is the turn of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt to be made into a screen version which will be shown at 7.30pm on Channel 4 on Christmas Eve with a repeat airing on Christmas Day at 5.25pm.
We’re going on a bear hunt.
We’re going to catch a big one.
What a beautiful day!
We’re not scared.
Written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, We’re Going On A Bear Hunt follows the adventures of Stan, Katie, Rosie, Max, the baby and dog Rufus who want to catch a big bear. .
The makers have really captured the charm and enduring qualities of this classic children’s book as it has been made with hand-drawn animation by Lupus Films and is exclusively produced by Walker Productions, with voices from TV favourites Olivia Colman, Pam Ferris and Mark Williams.
I cannot wait to sit down with the kids and watch it. It will be the perfect show to snuggle them down to watch before heading to bed and waiting for Father Christmas to bring them their presents.