Book Review: Guess How Much I love you, by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram

cv_guess_how_much_i_love_youAvailable in bookstores nationwide.

Sam McBratney, was born in in Northern Ireland and has written over 50 books for young readers. Anita Jeram was born in the U.K and is an author and an illustrator of children’s storybooks. She lives in Northern Ireland.

When I was asked to review this book, I couldn’t have been more pleased. This is a book I have read many times over a lot of years to the younger members of our family. Reading this book once again to one of the smaller members is for me, like reading it for the very first time. To have a child totally engrossed in the story and asking pertinent questions – for example – “what’s a hare, Grandma?” To explain the quirks of the English language to a child is just so rewarding.

Little Nutbrown Hare, who was going to bed, held on tight to Big Nutbrown Hare’s very long ears.
He wanted to be sure that Big Nutbrown Hare was listening.
“Guess how much I love you,” he said.
“Oh, I don’t think I could guess that,” said Big Nutbrown Hare.

The illustrations in this book are just beautiful, with the story unfolding in such a way that a child cannot help but be drawn in. Our grandchild is always being told through actions by the big people in her life that we all love her, so having a story that explains it in such an endearing fashion just adds to the whole thing.

This is a wonderful book that should be in every small person’s personal library.

Reviewed by Christine Frayling

Guess how much I love you: 20th Anniversary Edition
Written by Sam McBratney, illustrated by Anita Jeram
Published by Walker Books
ISBN 9781406358902