Guess How Much I Love You

by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram

At bedtime Little Nutbrown Hare poses a hard question to Big Nutbrown Hare: "Guess... read more

At bedtime Little Nutbrown Hare poses a hard question to Big Nutbrown Hare: "Guess how much I love you?" and then answers his own question by stretching out his forearms to show him: "This much." When Big Nutbrown Hare responds in kind, since his arms are longer, it appears that his love is even greater, so Little comes up with another demonstration that will top Big. And so the game goes until Little is completely worn out and falls sound asleep. A charming tribute to the guessing game played by many children and their parents is superbly illustrated in pen and ink with watercolor washes in which soft greens, blues and (of course) nutbrowns predominate. The cozy sweetness of the story is ingeniously balanced with a slight edge in Anita Jeram's illustrations which keep it from sinking into overwhelming preciousness. (Ages 18 months-4 years)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1995

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