Anita Jeram - Author Picture

Anita Jeram - Illustrator

As a child

Born in Portsmouth, 1965, Anita worked in a variety of jobs after leaving school (in a factory and a kennel) before becoming a children’s book illustrator.

As an adult

Anita is married to a palaeontologist and has three children and a menagerie of animals, including cats, dogs, rabbits, toads, a lizard, a snake and a tortoise. She lives in Northern Ireland, and hopes, eventually, to set up a wildlife sanctuary there.

As an artist

Anita did a foundation course in visual studies at Manchester Polytechnic, followed by a degree course in illustration. Her first book, Bill’s Belly Button, was published a year after she graduated. Anita is best known for her illustrations for the picture book 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. Illustrating was a labour of love, she says. “Every time I read this book, I want to cry. The story reminds me so much of my own son, who often plays this kind of game with me when it’s time for bed.” In 2004, Anita reunited with Guess How Much I Love You author Sam McBratney to produce the follow-up, You’re All My Favourites, and the two of them collaborated again to produce a series of brand-new storybooks featuring the Nutbrown Hares: Guess How Much How I Love You in the Spring and its three companion titles, Summer, Autumn and Winter.

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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
A unique shimmering hardback edition of an internationally bestselling classic. Best-selling and glorious Guess How Much I Love You has delighted children – and adults - for a...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/12/2016
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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
A delightful version of the bestselling picture book which lets you piece together just how much Big and Little Nutbrown Hare love each other with this jigsaw-edition of this much loved classic.
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/11/2016
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Skip to the Loo, My Darling! A Potty Book
Sally Lloyd-Jones - illustrated by Anita Jeram
Never has using the potty seemed a more tempting option than in this exuberant picture book! After a scrumptious picnic with cakes and fruit and lots of juice to drink, Bunny has his legs crossed – what should he do?...
Lovereading Price: £9.59 - Saving £2.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/03/2016
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Guess How Much I Love You: One More Tickle!
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
Tickle your way through this wonderful new story which is perfect to share with your little ones and includes the softest, most gorgeous hand puppet for lots of tickling fun. From the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love...
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/02/2016
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Guess How Much I Love You in the Autumn
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
The adorable hares from the award-winning creators of the classic Guess How Much I Love You are back with a delightful seasonally themed autumnal tale. Beautifully illustrated throughout, little ones will enjoy the light-hearted ruse that Little Nutbrown Hare plays...
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Format: Paperback | Released 03/09/2015
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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
Snuggle up with this brand new Guess How Much I Love You board book and soft toy set. Best-selling and glorious Guess How Much I love you has...
Lovereading Price: £9.58 - Saving £2.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 01/09/2015
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Guess How Much I Love You in the Summer
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
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...
Lovereading Price: £4.79 - Saving £1.20 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 5+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 07/05/2015
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Guess How Much I Love You in the Spring
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
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...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2015
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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
March 2015 Book of the Month Best-selling and glorious Guess How Much I love you has delighted children – and adults - for a quarter of a century. Little Nutbrown...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 01/01/2015
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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
Snuggle up with this brand new Guess How Much I Love You enlarged board book edition of this much-loved classic that children simply cherish. Best-selling and glorious Guess...
Lovereading Price: £5.59 - Saving £1.40 (20%) Featured in: Baby and Toddler | 3+ readers
Format: Board book | Released 02/10/2014
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Guess How Much I Love You
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
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...
Lovereading Price: £10.39 - Saving £2.60 (20%) Featured in: 5+ readers | 3+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/09/2014
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Guess How Much I Love You: Counting
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
Fans of Guess How Much I Love You will be enchanted by Little Nutbrown's introduction to counting. From 1 Dandelion to 5 Bedtime stars Little Nutbrown's beautiful world is brought to life in gorgeous pictures presented in a lovely chunky...
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Format: Board book | Released 03/01/2013
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Guess How Much I Love You: Colours
Sam McBratney - illustrated by Anita Jeram
Little Nutbrown is learning colours from all the beautiful things around him. There is yellow for the flowers, green for the frog, brown for the leaves. Little Nutbrown loves them all. And he loves his mummy best of all!
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Format: Board book | Released 03/01/2013
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