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

Guess How Much I Love You in the Summer

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

Baby and Toddler   Summer Reading/Activity    5+ readers   
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From the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love You comes this delightful summertime tale about colours. Seasonally themed and beautifully illustrated throughout, little ones will also have fun learning about colours while discovering what Big Nutbrown Hare's favourite one is! This title is one of a four-part series featuring the seasons - why not collect them all!

“The best thing about books like Guess, books which are very popular, is this: I know that somewhere in the world a mum or dad will reach for a copy of something I’ve written, and read it to the most precious thing they have in the world. That thought really pleases me.” Sam McBratney

*** Celebrate twenty years of sharing love to the moon and back with this special anniversary paperback edition of one of the world's bestselling picture books and there is a fantastic Storytime Event Kit full of ideas for your own Little Nutbrown Hare party with games, suggested activities and a lovely party invite - download it here!


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

Which blue do you like best? asked Little Nutbrown Hare. It's summer and Little Nutbrown Hare learns about all of the different colours that are around him - the red of the berries, the green of the leaves, the blue of the sky...

Celebrating 20 years of Guess How Much I Love You - for games, activities and more about the books visit


Praise for Guess How Much I Love You

‘This is a book which both parents and children adore and will be a book any adult will happily read over and over again at bedtime!’ The Guardian

‘The pictures, which are uncluttered, light, expressive and full of movement, match the poignancy of the text. They are delightful to children and the simple, poetic language lends itself to re-reading.’ The Times

‘Gorgeous watercolours illustrate this affectionate story. A perfect picture book’ The Good Book Guide

‘A super book!’ Home and Country

‘Charming and captivating’ The Observer

‘Delightfully illustrated’ The Spectator

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

7th May 2015




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