Guess How Much I Love You in the Spring by Sam McBratney

Guess How Much I Love You in the Spring

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

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   
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Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare are back for a charming new adventure. It is spring time and everything is changing. Little trees are growing big, tadpoles are turning into frogs and eggs are hatching out the baby birds inside them What can Little Nutbrown Hare turn into? As before, Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare have a very special relationship.

*** 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.”


Guess How Much I Love You in the Spring by Sam McBratney

The adorable hares from the classic Guess How Much I Love You are back for spring in this gorgeous paperback to celebrate their 20 year anniversary.

Does nothing stay the same? thought Little Nutbrown Hare. Does everything change?

Little Nutbrown Hare loves playing in the spring, when everything is growing and changing but he has a lot of questions.

Seasonally themed and beautifully illustrated throughout, little ones will enjoy joining in with the answers in this captivating story while discovering what Little Nutbrown Hare will turn into when he's older.

This is one of a four-part series featuring the seasons - collect them all!

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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Book Info


24 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st January 2015




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