To the Moon and Back: Celebrating 25 Years of Guess How Much I Love You

To the Moon and Back: Celebrating 25 Years of Guess How Much I Love You

‘Little Nutbrown Hare, who was going to bed, held on tight to Big Nutbrown Hare’s very long ears. He wanted to be sure that Big Nutbrown Hare was listening.

“Guess how much I love you,” he said.

“Oh, I don’t think I could guess that,” said Big Nutbrown Hare.’

Happy Anniversary to Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare – along with Sam McBratney and illustrator by Anita Jeram. 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of beloved Guess How Much I Love You.

First published in 1994 in the UK and 1995 in Australia, more than 43 million copies of the story have been sold worldwide in 57 languages. There have also been TV and movie adaptations of this heart-warming story that will be on many of your bookshelves (even if your kids have outgrown it, it’s unlikely a book like this would have been given away!).

For over two decades, Sam McBratney’s timeless story, beautifully portrayed by Anita Jeram’s gentle watercolours, has captured the deep and tender bond that is precious between loved ones.

Guess How Much I Love You was one of the first books that I was given when I found out I was pregnant. It was from my mother, another book lover – in fact she is responsible for a couple of generations of book lovers! It was part of a small stack that also included We’re Going on a Bear Hunt and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Soon after the Beatrix Potter collection came – Guess How Much I Love You had arrived in suitable company!

There have been many formats of this book but mine were board books and so not only have the memory of reading and re-reading this story to my children survived but they have the teeth marks to prove it. I’m certain that many of you would have similar memories of receiving your copy – it was a must for your child’s collection.

To mark the anniversary, Walker Books have published several new editions, a special gift edition that includes a slipcase and limited-edition print. Perfect for a keepsake present – although you’ll be forgiven for wanting one of your own too. The second is a beautiful anniversary edition of the paperback and finally a board book.

So, if you haven’t got a copy of this book then now would be the time and if you already have a well-loved copy then make yourself a cup of tea and take a walk down memory lane. It might bring a tear to your eye, especially if your children are all grown up. You might even still be able to recite it!

Publisher details

Guess How Much I Love You: 25th Anniversary Edition PB
Authors
Anita Jeram, Sam McBratney
Publisher
Walker Books
Genre
Children’s Picture Book
Released
01 February, 2020

Synopsis

A beautiful, limited edition of Guess How Much I Love You to celebrate 25 years of being a heartwarming children's classic."I love you right up to the moon – AND BACK!" Sometimes, when you love someone very, very much, you want to find a way of describing just how much you treasure them. But, as Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare discover, love is not always an easy thing to measure! Since it's publication in 1994, children and parents worldwide have cherished the heartwarming tale of Little Nutbrown and Big Nutbrown Hare so much that it has become one of the most enduring bedtime classics of our time. Join us in celebrating its 25th Anniversary with this beautiful paperback edition of the beloved story.

Synopsis

Celebrating an incredible 25 years of Guess How Much I Love You. A stunning slipcase edition of the original bestselling children's classic with a beautiful, special edition print. "I love you right up to the moon – AND BACK!" Sometimes, when you love someone very, very much, you want to find a way of describing just how much you treasure them. But, as Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare discover, love is not always an easy thing to measure! Since it's publication in 1994, children and parents worldwide have cherished the heartwarming tale of Little Nutbrown and Big Nutbrown Hare so much, that it has become one of the most enduring bedtime classics of our time. Now, Walker Books are celebrating with an exquisitely presented 25th anniversary slipcase edition, which features a beautiful classic hardback book - with the original timeless text and stunning illustrations - in addition to an exclusive high quality giclée art print of one of the most loved scenes. The perfect gift for Christmas, birthdays, christenings or for your loved one.
Anita Jeram
About the author

Anita Jeram

Anita is best known as an illustrator of children's storybooks, particularly the modern classic Guess How much I Love You, written by Sam McBratney.Writing and illustrating picture books is a great job to have, but that's not all Anita does. She just can't stop drawing, and not all pictures fit neatly into books do they?Anita is an artist. She draws things, and paints things, and makes things, and creates things, and rubs things out, and colours them in, until, they are just exactly how she likes them.

Books by Anita Jeram

Sam McBratney
About the author

Sam McBratney

Sam McBratney was a primary and secondary school teacher for a number of years, before becoming a full-time author. Twice winner of the Bisto Award, he has written many books, stories and radio plays for adults and children. He lives in Ireland.

Books by Sam McBratney

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