Little boys need all the models they can find about the satisfaction of expressing the love they feel for others — a parent, a relative, a friend, or an animal companion. This children's book written by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram nicely fills the bill. Since it was first published in 2008, it has won a whole slew of awards,` and it is easy to see why. Here is a fulfilling father and son relationship that is built on large reserves of love, affection, and mutual playfulness.
Just before bedtime, a Little Nutbrown Hare asks his father, "Guess how much I love you?" and then goes on to show him by stretching his arms out as far as he can. His dad follows suit, and soon they are playfully dreaming up new ways of expressing how much they love each other.
There is a simplicity and tenderness in this father-son relationship that touches the heart. Guess How Much I Love You is designed for children ages 3 and up.