Kid’s Book Review: Guess How Much I Love You ~ All Year Round: Four seasons, Four Stories Author: Sam McBratney, Illustrated by Anita Jeram Candlewick Press, 72 pages, $12.00
Best for ages: 1-3 years old
What it’s about: This sweet and simple hardbound version of the “Guess How Much I Love You” stories takes you through the seasons with the father-son duo of Big Nutbrown and Little Nutbrown Hare. Watch Little Nutbrown as he learns and grows about the world around him as the world through fun games he plays with his dad.
Why we like it: This book is beautiful with ink and watercolor illustrations using soft pastel colors. This isn’t a book, though, for the toy box, but one that is carefully stored on the bookshelf and handled with an adult’s touch. It is a wonderful book to give for Easter or as a way to begin discussions about the seasons.
Good to know: This story was more fun for me to read than it was for the reader, perhaps due to the use of lighter colors rather than brighter colors used normally in his genre. It gets two giggles (based on a four giggle system developed by Jackson.)
Grade: B (It was a sweet read, but I have others that I will continue to pull before getting this one out for night-time storytime.)
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