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We’re all going on a bear hunt ... we’re not scared

Children enjoying the bear hunt at Long Melford Library                  FL; ANL-140715-200517009

Children enjoying the bear hunt at Long Melford Library FL; ANL-140715-200517009

Long Melford Library hosted a children’s bear hunt on Tuesday afternoon.

Bears and babies were out in force as they took part in county-wide celebrations initiated by Suffolk Libraries to mark 25 years of the famous story, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

In Long Melford, the day started with a hunt for Nigel the giant teddy bear, before hunting for smaller bears that parents could buy to raise money for charity.

After all the hunting, around 20 parents and children settled down for a teddy bear’s picnic.

The event was supported by Walker Books and the Royal National Institute of Blind People, who teamed up for a world record attempt for the largest reading lesson. The book’s author, Michael Rosen, streamed live to libraries across the county.

The story is particularly popular in Suffolk as the book’s illustrator, Helen Oxenbury, lived in the county and the mud flats are based on the Suffolk coast.

 

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