It takes some nerve to undertake a Bear Hunt after the Sivulich/Rounds version of 1973, and this inept entry would be a flop even without the competition. It begins, ""Do you want to go on a bear hunt?/ Okay, let's go./ Uh, oh, here's a bridge./ Can't go over it,/ Can't go under it,/ Got to go across it."" (But isn't going across the bridge also going over it? And why is a bridge [""Uh, oh""] a barrier?) In enusing pages Shortall's hunter, a teddy bear, comes to other breaks in the route to which the repeated ""Can't go over it,/ Can't go under it,"" and the prepositional solutions, are variously inappropriate: He goes through a river, through a swamp, up a tree, up a cliff, and into a cave--where he meets the real bear who sends him on a quick return trip that ends in the arms of the teddy bear's little girl. Gestures for ""your own bear hunt"" are appended, but our advice is go without it.