Guess How Much I Love You: Look What I Can Do

Sam McBratney, Author, Anita Jeram, Illustrator
Sam McBratney, illus. by Anita Jeram. Candlewick, $9.99 (16p) ISBN 978-0-7636-7064-1
Reviewed on: 11/25/2013
Release date: 02/11/2014
McBratney and Jeram’s Nutbrown Hares provide a characteristically understated exploration of seven concepts: colors, nature, weather, actions, shapes, numbers, and sounds. Small flaps reveal foliage and flowers in eight colors in the opening spread and, in the counting section, conceal 10 animals, from “one flying bird” to “ten crawling ladybugs” (introducing some nifty adjectives in the process). Although the book keeps its focus on the topics at hand, the tender relationship between the hares is ever-present. “Would you rather be a caterpillar or a frog?” the elder hare asks, to which Little Nutbrown Hare responds, “I’d rather be like you.” Up to age 3. (Feb.)
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