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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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2018 | One of our special picks for Mothering Sunday

A delightful gift set with a board book and 24 baby cards to record the special moments in your baby's life.

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. Julia Eccleshare

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Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

This best-loved board book comes with 24 gorgeous cards for recording important milestones in your baby's life. Simply take a photo of your little one with the card for a beautiful way to capture and share memories.

Guess How Much I Love You highlights the bond between parent and child, and this set is the perfect gift for baby showers, christenings and new or expecting parents.

Guess How Much I Love You is the story of Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare, and the adorable game they play to express their love for each other. But the hares soon discover that love is not an easy thing to measure! A new generation of little ones can now enjoy this cherished classic complete with milestone moments cards to capture each magical moment.

On the enduring popularity of his picture book, 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.”

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*** Celebrate over twenty years of sharing love to the moon and back with this 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!


This is a book which both parents and children adore... The Guardian

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


Mixed media product
Contains 1 Board book and 1 General merchandise
22 pages
Interest Age: Up to 3 years


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

1st February 2018




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