Sam McBratney says that the response to GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU "just took my breath away." The much-loved bestseller was the fifty-seventh book of the author’s career, and his first book with Candlewick Press. In addition to authoring many books for children, Sam McBratney has written radio plays for adults and a prize-winning collection of short stories. He also worked for many years as a teacher. Married, with three grown children, he lives in Northern Ireland.
Anita Jeram says that illustrating GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU by Sam McBratney was a labor of love. "Every time I read this book, I want to cry," she says. Anita Jeram is the illustrator of many other popular and critically acclaimed picture books, including KISS GOOD NIGHT, DON'T YOU FEEL WELL, SAM? and YOU CAN DO IT, SAM by Amy Hest, and ALL PIGS ARE BEAUTIFUL by Dick King-Smith. She lives in Northern Ireland with her family and a menagerie of pets.