Guess How Much I Love You: Colors
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Guess How Much I Love You: Colors

by Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram
     
 

What a concept! The beloved Nutbrown Hares hop into a new board book, enticing the youngest of readers to explore colors.

Is there a color that Little Nutbrown Hare doesn’t like? Here’s a beautiful red flower to sniff, a blue-winged bird to make friends with, yellow daisies to pick, and a leaping green frog to chase. But when it comes to brown,

Overview

What a concept! The beloved Nutbrown Hares hop into a new board book, enticing the youngest of readers to explore colors.

Is there a color that Little Nutbrown Hare doesn’t like? Here’s a beautiful red flower to sniff, a blue-winged bird to make friends with, yellow daisies to pick, and a leaping green frog to chase. But when it comes to brown, that’s a color to love, not just like — especially if it’s related to Big Nutbrown Hare!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Little Nutbrown Hare explores five colors that can be found in his idyllic woodland home, which is as cozy as ever in Jeram’s delicate ink-and-watercolor artwork. McBratney smartly incorporates dashes of alliteration, consonance, and rhyme into the brief text (“Hello, yellow.... Good morning, green”), to aid in the learning and remembering of the colors. The name of each color also appears on a painted panel opposite scenes that show Little Nutbrown Hare meeting blue birds, red ladybugs, and other animals, before giving Big Nutbrown Hare a giant hug amid the ferns. Up to age 1. (Jan.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
The very popular Little Nutbrown Hare is back in a book that presents basic colors. The book opens as it should with a warm yellow. It is the sun shining in the sky and pretty flowers surrounding Little Nutbrown Hare. Green is next, with plenty of grass, other plants, a frog and caterpillar for little ones to spot. Unfortunately, the red page is a bit pale but there are red birds, cherries, flowers, and butterflies in this scene (although personally I have not seen many red butterflies). Similar scenes present blue and brown, with the closing page offering a reprise of all the colors in a bucolic scene. It is a pleasant book, but nothing special except for the main character, which will be the main attraction and the reason for purchasing this board book. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Kirkus Reviews
An exploration of color from McBratney and Jeram's nutbrown hares of Guess How Much I Love You fame. On the left of each double-page spread, Little Nutbrown Hare encounters an animal or a plant in the featured color, such as a yellow flower, a green frog and a red ladybug. The hare greets these creatures and labels their colors with simple salutations, "Hello, yellow. // Good morning, green. // Hi there, red." The facing pages caption, in a bold, black type, each of the colors on a slightly mottled and muted background of the shade in question. The last spread bears the text "Hello, Nutbrown!" and shows Big Nutbrown Hare hugging the little one amid the animals and plants from the previous pages. While Jeram's watercolors are as fluid and playful as her work for the other franchise titles, two things get in the way of a solid presentation: the book's trim size and its muted hues. The art is too dainty for the size of the pages, which are 5 inches square. The ladybug, in particular, is difficult to make out. Also, the colors are quite pale, which may confuse young learners. The objects on the "red" page look mostly pink, and some of the leaves on the "brown" page look to be a pale orange or yellow. While this is the first title in the series aimed directly at babies and young toddlers, the small size of the art and the washed-out color values make it an imperfect concept book. (Board book. 6 mos.-2)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763664763
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
01/22/2013
Series:
Guess How Much I Love You Series
Pages:
14
Sales rank:
588,337
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 5.20(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 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 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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