Guess How Much I Love You


Guess How Much I Love You, written by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram, is a story of a young rabbit, Little Nutbrown Hare, and his parent, Big Nutbrown Hare. As the story’s title implies, the book is about the two rabbits telling one another how much they love each other. The whole book is a competition to illustrate how much they love each other, and Big Nutbrown Hare always one-ups Little Nutbrown Hare.


The competition starts with Little Nutbrown Hare saying, “This much.” He stretches his arms out to show Big Nutbrown Hare.

Big Nutbrown Hare replies by stretching his larger arms out even further and saying, “But I love you this much!”




The book goes on and on with the two of them reaching as high as they can, jumping as high as they can, and stating as far as they can see. The book ends with with Big Nutbrown Hare putting Little Nutbrown Hare down to bed after Little Nutbrown Hare says, “I love you right up to the moon.” Big Nutbrown Hare kisses him and says, “I love you right up to the moon–and back.”

This book is wonderful to read to your children as toddlers. They will be stretching their arms wide and up to the sky just like Little Nutbrown Hare. Turns out that love is pretty difficult to physically measure! It’s a great reminder to your children about how much you love them. It’s a classic book that will stick with your children forever, and will probably be passed on to future generations!


-Elizabeth Gunckle

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