Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram

Every parent has had the  ‘I love you more than……..’ conversation with their child.

When my son was small we read this book often and adapted the words into our own version – it was ‘our’ thing.  Then one day I heard him on the phone to his kindergarten girlfriend reciting our version to her verbatim – I had to do some tough mummy growing up that day.  My daughter was also read this story many times and to this day she stills says, ‘Love you to the moon and back.’

The story is very relatable and the illustrations are water-colour painted in pastels – as tender and soft as the words.

Originally published in 1994 this story is still a best seller and has been reproduced in many versions and with much merchandise.  It has sold over 23 million copies and has been translated into 53 languages – a real testament to how well written and illustrated it is.

You can read this story over and over again without ever getting sick of it.  It is a treasure that every child should own as part of their library.  This is my favourite book to give as a gift to a new born baby and I would choose to give it in a gift set too – a lifetime friendship could be forged with these adorable hares.

Do you have a favourite new born baby gift book ?  I would love to hear what it is – leave me a message in the comments below.

2 thoughts on “Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram

    • telltalestome says:

      Yes, that’s such a popular story – it always reminds me of the ‘Friends’ episode when Joey forgets to buy baby Emma a present and so he reads a book and it makes a huge impression on everyone and they all get tied up in the emotion of it. Does your baby girl have a favourite story ?


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