Little readers can love the Nutbrown Hares from spring to summer to fall to winter--and back--with this gorgeous collection of four sweet stories.
Little Nutbrown Hare has lots of questions when growing things start to sprout in the spring--and wonders what he will turn into one day. By summer, he notices colors everywhere, but there's one that he's sure he likes best. The autumn wind inspires hiding and chasing--and a funny surprise for Big Nutbrown Hare. And when wintertime comes, playing "I Spy" games is especially fun in the snow. These simple, endearing tales starring two of the world's most beloved characters are perfect for sharing with little hares any time of year.
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