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Guess How Much I Love You
     

Guess How Much I Love You

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by Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram (Illustrator)
 

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This worldwide best-seller board book from Candlewick makes an excellent gift for new babies or young children's birthdays.

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This worldwide best-seller board book from Candlewick makes an excellent gift for new babies or young children's birthdays.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble Staff
Little Nutbrown Hare is trying to tell Big Nutbrown Hare just how much he loves him, but each time Big Nutbrown Hare's love seems to be bigger. Indeed, there is no way to measure the love, and Little Nutbrown Hare can finally only express it by saying his love is as far as the moon. After Big Nutbrown Hare kisses Little Nutbrown Hare goodnight, he whispers that his love is as far as the moon and back. This loving goodnight book has expressive and lively illustrations.
Lund
From Horn Book An abbreviated edition of the story about Little Nutbrown Hare trying to prove how much he loves Big Nutbrown Hare is weakened by the addition of popups and pull tabs to the illustrations. The paper engineering is standard at best (some pages are quite stiff) and adds nothing to the sentiment of the text and the otherwise charming illustrations. Stick with the original edition. -- Copyright © 1999 The Horn Book, Inc. All rights reserved.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Fresh as a fiddlehead fern in spring, this beguiling bedtime tale features a pip of a young rabbit and his indulgent parent. Searching for words to tell his dad how much he loves him (and to put off bedtime just an eentsy bit longer), Little Nutbrown Hare comes up with one example after another ("I love you as high as I can hop!"), only to have Big Nutbrown Hare continually up the ante. Finally, on the edge of sleep, he comes up with a showstopper: "I love you right up to the moon." (Dad does top this declaration too, but only after his little bunny falls asleep.) Effused with tenderness, McBratney's wise, endearing and droll story is enriched by the near-monochromatic backdrop of Jeram's pen-and-wash artwork, rendered earthy tones of moss, soft brown and gray for a visually quieting effect just right for that last soothing tale before sleep. Ages 3-up. (Mar.)
Publishers Weekly
Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney, illus. by Anita Jeram, now appears in a gifty square-sized "Sweetheart Edition" for parent-child sharing, complete with a red cloth cover and gold type on the spine. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
It's Little Nutbrown Hare's bedtime. Stalling, he tells his father how much he loves him-as far as he can reach, as high as he can hop. Each time, Big Nutbrown Hare goes him one better-he can reach farther, hop higher. Finally, Little Nutbrown Hare falls asleep. As he gazes protectively at his son, Big Nutbrown Hare whispers some final words of love. Endearing pen and ink/watercolor illustrations complete this sweet tale of familial devotion, which is now available in a pop-up version. There are tabs to pull and a big panoramic pop-up of Little Nutbrown Hare and his Dad.
Children's Literature - Dr. Judy Rowen
It's Little Nutbrown Hare's bedtime. Stalling, he tells his father how much he loves him-as far as he can reach, as high as he can hop. Each time, Big Nutbrown Hare goes him one better-he can reach farther, hop higher. Finally, Little Nutbrown Hare falls asleep. As he gazes protectively at his son, Big Nutbrown Hare whispers some final words of love. Endearing pen and ink/watercolor illustrations complete this sweet tale of familial devotion. It also comes in a board book version and a boxed set that contains stuffed hare and the board book.
School Library Journal
PreS-K-In this simple story, a father and son try to outdo one another in expressing their affection. Little Nutbrown Hare says that he loves his father as high as he can reach. Big Nutbrown Hare replies that he loves his son as high as he can reach-which is very high. Father seems to be winning-until the young rabbit tells dad that he loves him right up to the moon-which his father agrees is very far away. But as he kisses his son goodnight, he replies, ``I love you right up to the moon-and back.'' The watercolor illustrations are composed of scratchy lines and large areas of watery washes that are charming, but not too sweet. Large typeface and repetitive refrains invite beginning readers. It's refreshing and realistic to see a father and son relationship that is both competitive and loving.-Karen K. Radtke, Milwaukee Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763603311
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
12/20/1996
Series:
Guess How Much I Love You
Edition description:
BOOK & TOY
Pages:
20
Product dimensions:
10.08(w) x 9.10(h) x 2.51(d)
Age Range:
Up to 2 Years

Meet the Author

Sam McBratney wrote GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU as the fifty-seventh book of his career. He reunited with Anita Jeram for YOU'RE ALL MY FAVORITES and the GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU Storybooks. He lives in Northern Ireland.

Anita Jeram is the illustrator of GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU, the GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU Storybooks, and YOU'RE ALL MY FAVORITES, as well as Amy Hest's series about Sam and Mrs. Bear and Dick King-Smith's ALL PIGS ARE BEAUTIFUL and I LOVE GUINEA PIGS. She lives in Northern Ireland.

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4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 153 reviews.
zeghsy More than 1 year ago
this is my favorite baby book. this is one of four that we give at baby showers. we've noticed that very few people give books at showers. this purchase was for my sister-in-law. as she began opening it, she started to cry when she realized what the gift was, because she used to read all these books to my daughter when she was small.
Readingmom33 More than 1 year ago
A very sweet book that makes for a warm and loving end of the day. Leave you child with loving thoughts at bedtime. It's a wonderful book with a heart-felt message.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Love this so much that I am using it as the theme for my baby's nursery!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I watch this series with my grandson every night at bedtime. It is truly beautifully written and illustrated. Everyone is full of good morals and good examples: The loving and respectful character interaction; The spotlight, on the magnificence of nature and the never ending adventures that exist there; The peaceful world in which they live without unfriendly characters or danger; and, Big Nut Brown Hare does a fine job of nurturing and gently guiding Little Nut Brown Hare to make his own wise, thoughtful choices and to solve child-sized problems.
KathyColorado More than 1 year ago
I love books like this one. It has beautiful pictures and a beautiful little story about love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I picked this up for my grandson - and it's just wonderful! :-)
GrandmereSB More than 1 year ago
I have given the book and the Nutbrown Hare stuffed animal to two families - they are thrilled to receive reminders of their own loving histories. How many children have said to their loved ones, "I love you THIS much!" as they spread their arms as far as they will go? A real treasure.
TheKildonanSchool More than 1 year ago
'Guess How Much I Love You' is just a great children's book. It is very sweet and beautiful with so many great illustrations! At our school we know how important it is to maintain a summer reading program for your children - studies show that over time (many school years) children whose parents do not make the effort to have them read during vacation - well, they do fall behind.The perception can be created that they are not as bright as the other students. So - please read to your children this summer!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading this book to my daughter for a year now, she loves it!!! I even had to buy little Nutbrown Hare.. Great book
CEM1111LOVE More than 1 year ago
great for bedtime
JamesAD More than 1 year ago
This is a great read for kids, and both of my girls have enjoyed it at various ages. The pictures are good, the imagery is good, and the sentiment is good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love watching my husband read this to his children; it gets me all teary eyed every time.
tchrreader More than 1 year ago
I really like this book. It is a sweet story of a mother bunny and her little bunny. The mother bunny is trying to explain to the little bunny just how much she cares for her little bunny. The illustrations in this book are amazing and really capture the love between mother and child. This little bunny is so sweet and innocent. You will love reading this book to your children and telling them just how much you love them! I highly recommend this book to people of many ages!
gal2003 More than 1 year ago
This book makes for a special bedtime story read by Dad (can be read by Mom, too). The illustrations and story are excellent and makes a great collection in your toddler's library for bedtime stories. This is the type of book your child will pass on to their own children. Some examples from the large, hard-bound book: "I love you right up to the moon, he said and closed his eyes. Oh, that's far, said Big Nutbrown Hare. That is very, very, far." "Big Nutbrown Hare settled Little Nutbrown Hare into his bed of leaves. He leaned over and kissed him good night."
smudgecat More than 1 year ago
An execellent starter read
rachybaby More than 1 year ago
I am 19 years old and I can openly say that I still love this book, it is terribly cute story. My family used to to read it to me at night, and when I am older I will for sure read to my kids. I have also used the book when babysitting and kids love it! its so excellent! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is DIVINE :) It bring tears into my eyes... Thank you Sam :)
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My 5 year old son absolutely loves this book...very sweet and gentle. He always makes up his own comparisons of how much he loves me when we finish. It is a great book to get cozy with at the end of a busy day!
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