Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Guess How Much I Love You

Written by Sam McBratney
Illustrated by Anita Jeram
Part of the Guess How Much I Love You Series

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Best-selling and glorious Guess How Much I love you has delighted children – and adults - for a quarter of a century. Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare want to tell each other just how much they love each other. But how do you measure love? Luckily, the two Hare’s know just how much they mean to each other. And Anita Jeram’s illustrations convey that brilliantly.

*** Celebrate twenty years of sharing love to the moon and back with your own Guess How Much I Love You party! There is a fantastic Storytime Event Kit full of ideas with games, suggested activities and a lovely party invite - download it here!

On the enduring popularity of his picture book, Guess How Much I Love You, Sam McBratney said “The choreography of the words is echoed in the drawings, they complement each other so well. There was a good deal of thought put into the design of the book, too,” he says. “When you turn that first page and Big Nut and Little Nut are looking out at you, then they take off on their journey. It’s a little masterpiece in that way.”

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. First published in 1994, this appealing picture book with gorgeous watercolours, was a runaway success. Little Nutbrown Hare tells Big Nutbrown Hare – ‘I love you as high as I can reach’; but Big Nutbrown Hare can always reach further. (Ages 2+)
~ Fiona Lafferty


Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Sometimes, when you love someone very, very much, you want to find a way of describing how much you treasure them. But, as Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare discover, love is not always an easy thing to measure. Now new and existing fans can relive this cherished classic with this lavish edition, celebrating two decades of delighting readers since its initial creation.


One of the most beautifully illustrated books we've read... a cherished classic babybuzz The story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hares

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About the Author

Sam McBratney

As a child

In his own words, Sam McBratney spent his postwar childhood “in short trousers and Fair Isle jumpers.” He remembers studying for his 11-plus exam, before going to grammar school, and then on to study History and Political Science at Trinity College in Dublin.

As an adult

Sam became a teacher and taught at a further education college, a grammar school and a primary school. He took early retirement from the teaching profession to concentrate on his career as a writer. Sam is married with three grown-up children and a teenage tortoise, and lives in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

As an artist

Sam has won many awards for his children’s books and is best known as the author of the multi-million selling Guess How Much I Love You which was shortlisted for the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award, and is now one of the world’s best-selling picture books. In 2004, Sam reunited with Guess How Much I Love You illustrator Anita Jeram to produce the follow-up, You’re All My Favourites, and the two of them collaborated again in 2007 to produce a series of brand-new storybooks featuring the Nutbrown Hares: Guess How Much I Love You in the Spring followed by Summer, Autumn and Winter and brought together in Guess How Much I Love You All Year Round.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 2


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

4th September 2014




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