- Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
- Format: Hardback | 32 pages
- Dimensions: 160mm x 180mm x 8mm | 204g
- Publication date: 22 December 2009
- ISBN 10: 0763649139
- ISBN 13: 9780763649135
- Edition: 1
- Edition statement: Sweetheart.
- Illustrations note: colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 32,643
One of the world's best-loved picture books, now with an elegant new cover, is the perfect way to share your affection with a loved one - of any age. Since GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU was first published in 1995, this tale of two Nutbrown Hares who love each other to the moon and back has enchanted more than 13 million readers around the world. What may be a little-kept secret, however, is that many of those readers aren't so little! With endearing simplicity, Sam McBratney's beguiling text and Anita Jeram's expressive illustrations have struck a universal chord. After all, who doesn't like to be reminded that they're loved, unconditionally and boundlessly? Now spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, grown children and grandchildren, sisters, brothers, fond friends, and anyone else who would like to offer this book to their grown-up loved ones have a special edition just for them, complete with a bookplate that lets them fill in the fortunate recipient's name. This beautiful cloth bound edition is a must-have for anyone who loves someone more than they can measure.
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Sam McBratney says that the response to GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU "just took my breath away." The much-loved bestseller was the fifty-seventh book of the author's career, and his first book with Candlewick Press. In addition to authoring many books for children, Sam McBratney has written radio plays for adults and a prize-winning collection of short stories. He also worked for many years as a teacher. Married, with three grown children, he lives in Northern Ireland. Anita Jeram says that illustrating GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU by Sam McBratney was a labor of love. "Every time I read this book, I want to cry," she says. Anita Jeram is the illustrator of many other popular and critically acclaimed picture books, including KISS GOOD NIGHT, DON'T YOU FEEL WELL, SAM? and YOU CAN DO IT, SAM by Amy Hest, and ALL PIGS ARE BEAUTIFUL by Dick King-Smith. She lives in Northern Ireland with her family and a menagerie of pets.
"There's not a wrong notein this tender tale.... Right up there with Goodnight Moon."