When I'm Big

When I'm Big

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by Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram
     
 

For the first time in twelve years, the Nutbrown Hares hop back for a brand-new GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU story. Happy spring!

Out in the fresh spring air, the two Nutbrown Hares see a tiny acorn growing. "Someday it will be a tree," says Big Nutbrown Hare. Then they spy a tadpole that will grow up to be a frog, a caterpillar that will turn into a

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For the first time in twelve years, the Nutbrown Hares hop back for a brand-new GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU story. Happy spring!

Out in the fresh spring air, the two Nutbrown Hares see a tiny acorn growing. "Someday it will be a tree," says Big Nutbrown Hare. Then they spy a tadpole that will grow up to be a frog, a caterpillar that will turn into a butterfly, and a nest of eggs that will one day be birds. Suddenly Little Nutbrown Hare turns to Big Nutbrown Hare and laughs. "What does a little brown hare like me turn into?"

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Publishers Weekly

Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare, the cotton-tailed father-son stars of McBratney and Jeram's Guess How Much I Love You, hop back onto the scene for two board books that introduce preschool concepts via sweet-natured stories. The Hares' easygoing exchanges, familiar to fans of the original picture book, are set off to great effect as the son poses such queries as "What's your favorite red?" (in Colors Everywhere) or "What does an egg turn into?" (in When I'm Big). At every turn, Nutbrown Hare replies briefly, supplying clear bits of information ("I think maybe those berries" and "A bird," respectively); his answers both satisfy his young charge as well as encourage further discussion. Jeram's sunny ink-and-watercolor illustrations-sprightly spot art and spreads-offer subtle yet solid reinforcement of the text, playfully challenging youngest readers to explore a grassy riverbank or flower-filled meadow and come to their own conclusions. Weaving color identification and size/growth comparison into pleasant spring outings, the approach in these books feels like a fresh and logical expansion of the popular characters' world. Ages 2-4. (Jan.)

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
If you remember and enjoyed Guess How Much I Love You, then the reprise of these adorable bunnies in their own board book series will be very welcome. The father and son are discussing what happens as plants and animals grow. An acorn becomes a big tree, a tadpole grows into a leaping frog, and a caterpillar turns into a colorful butterfly. The big question from Little Nutbrown Hare is whether anything ever stays the same. Finally, he asks his father what will happen to him. The answer should delight any young child as Little Nutbrown Hare learns that he will grow up big and tall just like his dad. The illustrations show an inquisitive little hare, a contemplative and caring dad, and a story filled with questions that most kids would ask. The warmth of their relationship and the sharing of information should appeal to both parents and their own offspring. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

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ISBN-13:
9780763635466
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
12/11/2007
Series:
Guess How Much I Love You Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 7.45(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

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