Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare discover, in this book, that love is not an easy thing to measure. The story is about trying to find ways of expressing the depth of love between child and parent. This book won the British Book awards 1994 and was shortlisted for the Kurt Maschler Award 1994. Sam McBratney has also written "Art, You're Magic", "The Green Kids" and "Flash Eddie and the Big bad Wolf". Anita Jeram has illustrated "All Pigs Are Beautiful", "My Hen is Dancing" and "I Love Guinea-Pigs", as well as writing and illustrating "It Was Jake!" and "Billy's Belly-Button".
Little Nutbrown Hare wants very much to impress Big Nutbrown Hare with the enormous scale of his devotion, but ends up being the one who's impressed. Subtitled "a pop-up edition," this sturdy square edition of Sam McBratney's ever-popular Guess How Much I Love You is probably better described as a "slide-along edition." Some pages do include pop-ups, but they aren't the best ones; instead, most involve pull-tabs which animate the two rabbits and their surroundings. One of the most appealing scenes simply shows Little Nutbrown Hare hopping up and down. In a purely technical sense this exercise in interactive cardboard technology is well behind some of the competition, but the tale has a timeless charm and the very simplicity of the movements makes it easy for small fingers to waggle the tabs and take control of the story. (Ages 2 to 4) --Richard Farr