Children’s Books

The first book for the monthly book review is Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney. This book has been around since the mid ’90s. It was published by Candlewick Press.

Guess How Much I Love You fills your heart. When reading it your child, you can tell them how much you love them through this story. It has some funny moments like when the little hare pulls down the big hare’s ears to make sure that big hare was listening. It makes you want to say aw at the end when the two hares lay down next to each other under the stars and whisper “I love you.”

The pictures are very well done, despite only using a few colors throughout. It is simple but effective. The writing is well done as children think exactly the way the little hare does. That being said, as an adult and as children learn to read using this book, the names Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare are not easy to say. They tend to ruin the flow of the rest of the dialogue that is smooth the whole way through.

Overall, this book is one I would recommend. The pictures are clear and fun, the words flow, and the book teaches how much a parent and a child can love each other.

 

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