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Anita Jeram - Illustrator

About the 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.

 

Featured books by Anita Jeram

Other books by Anita Jeram

Guess How Much I Love You: Here I Am A Finger Puppet Book Here I Am! A Finger Puppet Book

Guess How Much I Love You: Here I Am A Finger Puppet Book Here I Am! A Finger Puppet Book

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2018

Guess How Much I Love You has sold over 40 million copies worldwide! Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare are playing a game of hide-and-seek. You can play, too! This charming board book has a plush Little Nutbrown Hare finger puppet attached and peek-a-boo holes on every page. Perfect for little hands! Guess How Much I Love You highlights the bond between parent and child, and this finger puppet book is perfect for reading and playing together.

Skip to the Loo! A Potty Book

Skip to the Loo! A Potty Book

Author: Sally Lloyd-Jones Format: Board book Release Date: 01/02/2018

Essential reading for all potty trainees Observer In rhythmic, rhyming beats, Sally Lloyd-Jones gets the party going in a board book that simply rejoices in the call of nature! Everyone is invited to celebrate - from an only lonely dodo to a wibbly woo, Lord and Lady Huff Puff and Ballerina elephant in a tutu, too! When the Potty Party is truly in full swing, Bunny spots that someone very important is missing... Wait! Could it be you? With Anita Jeram's fresh, irresistible pictures, and a surprise mirror on the last page that invites toddlers to join the Potty Party, this is an exuberantly fun invitation to potty trainees everywhere!

Guess How Much I Love You in the Winter

Guess How Much I Love You in the Winter

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

Guess How Much I Love You has sold over 40 million copies worldwide! A truly magical cut paper edition of the winter-themed picture book from the creators of Guess How Much I Love You. A special cut paper edition of this enchanting and snowy story, from the creators of the international bestseller, Guess How Much I Love You. Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare are playing a game of I Spy in the snow. As the game continues, Big Nutbrown Hare gives Little Nutbrown Hare a clue - It's little... It's nutbrown... It's my most favourite thing... . With glistening glitter treated pages throughout and an exquisite peep-through final scene, this book is a wonderful seasonal gift for you or your loved ones. For activities, games, newsletters and more, visit www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com

Guess How Much I Love You Activity Sticker Book

Guess How Much I Love You Activity Sticker Book

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2017

Guess How Much I Love You has sold over 40 million copies worldwide! An early learning activity sticker book, set in the familiar world of Guess How Much I Love You. A beautiful and interactive introduction to early learning themes from the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love You. Little Nutbrown Hare is sweet and curious, and he loves to learn, especially with the help of Big Nutbrown Hare. The pair play together through each season - spring, summer, autumn and winter - in this creative activity sticker book. Small hands can decorate or complete the pages using the stickers, and find out about sounds, actions, colours, counting, weather and more. An adorable gift for that little one you love up to the moon and back. For activities, games, newsletters and more, visit www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com

Guess How Much I Love You Colouring Book

Guess How Much I Love You Colouring Book

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2017

Guess How Much I Love You has sold over 40 million copies worldwide! A book of beautiful Guess How Much I Love You pictures to colour. In Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare's world, love is a colourful thing! Enjoy enchanting patterns and illustrations of nature with playful quotes from the world of Guess How Much I Love You to be coloured in and adorned with over 125 stickers. For activities, games, newsletters and more, visit www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com

You're All My Favourites

You're All My Favourites

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2016

A board book edition of a gorgeous story of unconditional family love, from the creators of Guess How Much I Love You. In this heart-meltingly gorgeous, comforting story told by the creators of Guess How Much I Love You, three little bear siblings one day begin to wonder: how can they all be the most wonderful baby bears in the whole wide world to their parents? Mummy Bear and Daddy Bear must set about reassuring their three little bears - who are all different - that each one of them is equally special and equally loved.

Dyfala Faint Rydw I'n dy Garu

Dyfala Faint Rydw I'n dy Garu

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/08/2016

Guess How Much I Love You: Colours

Guess How Much I Love You: Colours

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2016

Guess How Much I Love You has sold over 40 million copies worldwide! A mini buggy board book by the author and illustrator of Guess How Much I Love You. Little ones can learn all about colours in this warm and engaging buggy board book from the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love You. Using the polka dot velcro strap and yellow clip, attach this chunky book to any buggy or car-seat harness - and get ready to go! Say hello to Little Nutbrown Hare's friends - a yellow butterfly, a blue bird, a red ladybird and a green frog; then say goodbye to brown leaves rustling away in the wind. This charming buggy board book will captivate babies as each spread encourages the very young to learn colours in a clear and fun way.

You're All My Favourites

You're All My Favourites

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2014

A special, beautiful, gold-embossed 10th-anniversary edition of this winning story of unconditional family love, from the creators of Guess How Much I Love You. In this heart-meltingly gorgeous, reassuring story, three little bear siblings one day begin to wonder: how can they all be the most wonderful baby bears in the whole wide world to their parents? Mummy Bear and Daddy Bear must set about reassuring their three little bears - who are all different - that each one of them is equally special and equally loved.

Guess How Much I Love You: My Baby Book

Guess How Much I Love You: My Baby Book

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2014

Guess How Much I Love You has sold over 40 million copies worldwide! A baby book inspired by one of the best-loved children's books ever - to be treasured by parents and children who will look back on it time and time again. Set against beautiful illustrations from Guess How Much I Love You, here is a truly endearing keepsake that invites parents to enter firsts, favourites and fondest memories of their little one's life. Starting even before baby is born, Mum or Dad can share excitement while expecting, then capture moments from birth to age two - from the most personal details to world events - in words, pictures, footprints, memorabilia and more.

Guess How Much I Love You: Look What I Can Do: First Concepts Book

Guess How Much I Love You: Look What I Can Do: First Concepts Book

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Board book Release Date: 03/10/2013

Guess How Much I Love You has sold over 40 million copies worldwide! A beautiful introduction to early concepts by the author and illustrator of Guess How Much I Love You. Explore noises, count from one to ten, learn all about colours, the weather, shapes, actions, and nature with Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare. Gloriously adorned with Anita Jeram's classic illustrations, this is the ideal book for curious babies and toddlers.

My Animal Friends

My Animal Friends

Author: Dick King-Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/03/2013

Presented for the first time in paperback reader format, a classic anthology of Dick King-Smith's real-life animal encounters, narrated with anecdotal charm. With an autobiographical foreword from the author, this collection traces Dick King-Smith's journey from boy to farmer, from soldier to favourite children's author - always in the company of his irrepressible animal friends. From Dodo the film-star Daschund to a cabbage-eating shark; from a night of badger-biffing to a tortie cat with one hundred and four kittens; from the cat who thinks he's one of the dogs to a dog who fosters orphaned kittens ... wherever Dick King-Smith goes, curious animals are sure to follow. So find a cosy spot, curl up by the fireside and feel the glow of that old Dick King-Smith animal magic - purrrrrrrrrr.

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2012

Guess How Much I Love You has sold over 43 million copies worldwide! An unfolding cut-paper edition of the classic picture book story Guess How Much I Love You. A gorgeous pocket-sized folding out pop-up version of the best-selling picture book, which comes in a beautiful slip-case. As Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare try their hardest to express their love for each other, they find love isn't an easy thing to measure! The perfect gift for the special person in your life. For activities, games, newsletters and more, visit www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com

Tomhais Meid Mo Ghra Duit (Guess How Much I Love You)

Tomhais Meid Mo Ghra Duit (Guess How Much I Love You)

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

Guess How Much I Love You has sold over 40 million copies worldwide! One of the world's best-loved picture books as Gaelige! A beautiful expression of love can now be read in Irish, celebrating the poetic cadences of the Irish word and gently introducing young children to the language. I love you right up to the moon - and back. The story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hares' efforts to express their love for each other has become a publishing phenomenon, selling more than 28 million copies worldwide. First published nearly 15 years ago, this gorgeous new Irish edition is one that children will ask for time and again.

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2012

Guess How Much I Love You has sold over 43 million copies worldwide! A delightful new format for the Guess How Much I Love You publishing list. Thirty gorgeous postcards of scenes from the bestselling picture book series, illustrated by Anita Jeram, to send to loved ones on special occasions throughout the year or to keep for yourself.

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2011

Guess How Much I Love You has sold over 43 million copies worldwide! The exquisite cloth-bound gift edition of an internationally bestselling classic. The picture book favourite, Guess How Much I Love You is presented in an exquisite champagne-coloured cloth-bound edition. Ideal for the book's ever increasing adult fans, the enchanting story of Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare trying to find ways to express their love for each other, is the perfect gift for someone special. For activities, games, newsletters and more, visit www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2011

Guess How Much I Love You has sold over 43 million copies worldwide! The perennial bestseller - one of the world's best-loved picture books - in an exquisite pop-up edition. A gorgeous pop-up edition of the picture book classic, Guess How Much I Love You. Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare play a game, trying to express just how much they love each other. But as each tries to outdo the other, they discover that love is not an easy thing to measure! For activities, games, newsletters and more, visit www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com

Cho Mor 'S a Tha Mo Ghaol Ort

Cho Mor 'S a Tha Mo Ghaol Ort

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Board book Release Date: 19/09/2011

Oidhche Mhath, Sam

Oidhche Mhath, Sam

Author: Amy Hest Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Bheil Thu Idir Gu Math, Sam?

Bheil Thu Idir Gu Math, Sam?

Author: Amy Hest Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Rag book Release Date: 01/01/2011

Guess How Much I Love You has sold over 43 million copies worldwide! The Guess How Much I Love You Snuggle Book - there's no better way to go to bed! This deliciously soft bedtime snuggle book has been created from the picture book favourite, Guess How Much I Love You. The story of Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare trying to outdo each other in expressing their love, has been simplified from the original so it's perfect for the very youngest child. Just right for cuddling up with, there's no need to say goodbye to the beloved Nutbrown Hares even when it's time to go to sleep! Presented in a beautiful box, it's the perfect gift. For activities, games, newsletters and more, visit www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com

My Hen Is Dancing

My Hen Is Dancing

Author: Karen Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2010

One of a new series of books, Read and Discover, designed to encourage children to learn about the world as they learn to read. Hens lay beautiful eggs, sunbathe when it's warm, play in the dust and roost in the henhouse - and they dance too!

Guess How Much I Love You All Year Round

Guess How Much I Love You All Year Round

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2010

The adorable hares from the classic Guess How Much I Love You are back in a gorgeous collection containing four seasonal short stories. Big and Little Nutbrown Hare, from the multi-million-selling picture book Guess How Much I Love You, return in these four stories: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Each captivating tale is seasonally themed and beautifully illustrated - perfect for sharing with your very own Little Nutbrown Hare, no matter the time of year!

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2008

Guess How Much I Love You has sold over 43 million copies worldwide! A wonderful new paperback big book edition of this internationally bestselling classic. I love you right up to the moon - and back. The story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hares' efforts to express their love for each other has become a publishing phenomenon. Originally published nearly 25 years ago, this lovely new Big Book edition is one that children will ask for time and again.

My Hen Is Dancing

My Hen Is Dancing

Author: Karen Wallace Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/07/2001

Relaunch of an award-winning non-fiction series. Read and Wonder is an innovative and highly acclaimed series of non-fiction picture books about the real world. They're written from a very personal viewpoint, mixing facts with feelings, encouraging children to think, feel and imagine as they learn. These six titles include the talents of celebrated authors and illustrators such as Dick King-Smith. Barbara Firth. Anita Jeram and Karen Wallace.

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2000

Sometimes when you love someone very, very much, you want to tell them how great your feelings are. But, as Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare discover, love is not an easy thing to measure.

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