Parents' Guide to

Guess How Much I Love You

By Ann Marie Sammataro, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 2+

Sentimental bunny tale tugs on the heartstrings.

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Community Reviews

age 2+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 2+

Makes a competition between parent and child

‘I love you this much’. Says the child arms outstretched. The parent stretches their own arms, ‘I love you this much’. The child’s inner thoughts of how big the adult is and how small they are are not shared in the conversation. The one-upmanship of the parent doesn’t speak the language of love I know. I think it must speak very differently to different folks, as you can see from the way some really like and others don’t.
age 2+

perfect bed time book

Great book for bed time reading. The illustrations are beautiful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (5 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

The combination of Sam McBratney's moving text and Anita Jeram's winsome illustrations is enchanting. This sentimental tale gives a good tug on the heartstrings without descending into sentimentality. Gentle humor and a pervading sense of love dominate the pages.

McBratney communicates his message in simple, kid-friendly terms. Big Nutbrown Hare's expansive responses to his son's declarations depict the unconditional love parents have for their children. Young readers will respond to the story's humor as Little Nutbrown Hare's pronouncements become more extravagant and exuberant. And Jeram's detailed portrayals of father and son rabbits are filled with tenderness, right down to the tiniest details: the angle of the ears, the simple gestures, and facial expressions. Her use of soft shaded watercolors keeps the book's mood mellow and calm -- ideal for bedtime reading.

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