cover image Guess How Much I Love You: Colors

Guess How Much I Love You: Colors

Sam McBratney, illus. by Anita Jeram. Candlewick, $4.99 (14p) ISBN 978-0-7636-6476-3

Little Nutbrown Hare explores five colors that can be found in his idyllic woodland home, which is as cozy as ever in Jeram’s delicate ink-and-watercolor artwork. McBratney smartly incorporates dashes of alliteration, consonance, and rhyme into the brief text (“Hello, yellow.... Good morning, green”), to aid in the learning and remembering of the colors. The name of each color also appears on a painted panel opposite scenes that show Little Nutbrown Hare meeting blue birds, red ladybugs, and other animals, before giving Big Nutbrown Hare a giant hug amid the ferns. Up to age 1. (Jan.)