Guess How Much I Love You
By Sam McBratney
Illustrated by Anita Jeram
Little Nutbrown Hare and his dad compete to find examples – each using their size, physical capabilities, and the world around them – to quantify their great love for each other.
While I have minor reservations about the competitive nature of the conversation in this book, I adore the relationship between Big Nutbrown Hare and his little one. I love the example Big Nutbrown Hare sets for Little Nutbrown Hare: using “big” as an expression of love.
The illustrations are sweet and have just enough detail, perfectly matching the text. This is one of those books that brought a tear to my eye the first time I read it aloud. Sadly, my little one does not fall asleep as easily as Little Nutbrown Hare.