Review Blog

Jan 16 2012

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

cover image

Pop-up ed. Ill. by Anita Jeram. Walker 2011. ISBN 9781406327977.
(Age 2-5) Highly recommended. A pop-up edition of a well loved picture book, Guess How Much I Love You is sure to please young readers. It features two hares, one very small, Little Nutbrown Hare and one very large, Big Nutbrown Hare. Little Nutbrown Hare is going to bed and wants to get the attention of Big Nutbrown Hare so he pulls his ears and asks, 'Guess how much I love you?' Little Nutbrown Hare throws out his arms, reaches as high as he can go, goes upside down to his toes, hops high, but each time Big Nutbrown Hare can go further and higher.
This is an endearing book that beautifully demonstrates the love between father and son and ends in a perfect confirmation of just how much the father loves his little son. Anita Jeram's illustrations in soft washes of browns, greens and blues are beautiful. The pop-up sections and flaps of the book are fabulous, but I would advise that parent or teacher carefully supervises the wheels as little fingers could easily pull them apart.
This is a book that will become part of a cherished collection for my grandchildren.
Pat Pledger

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
2019 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals
2019 Boston Globe-Horn Book Award winners
Vale Judith Kerr
Nebula Awards 2019
2019 Locus Awards Finalists
Branford Boase Award 2019 shortlist
Little Rebels Award 2019 shortlist
2019 Teens' Top Ten shortlist
UKLA 2019 shortlists

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Value of School Libraries