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Reading a story with your little ones before bed is the best thing EVER!!! Guess how much I love you by Sam McBratney is the perfect story to share before bed.
Guess how much I love you tells the story of a young hare and his Dad preparing to go to bed. As they settle down for the day just like many parents and children they exchange comments of loving one another.
To demonstrate just how much the young hare loves his Dad he offers how much he loves his Dad; “I love you this much” stretching his arms out as wide as they can go. Daddy hare replies by saying he loves little Hare this much, also stretching out his arms.
Daddy’s arms however are longer, giving the young hare a problem. He then proceeds to offer different, ever larger distances that symbolise how much he loves his Dad and his Dad is always able to better him.
The book contains a beautiful script between the two hares and really stunning pictures too. The pictures carefully capture the challenges between the two hares and oozes warmth from it’s pages.
The book ends with the young hare finally giving in and falling asleep and so lends itself absolutely perfectly to a bedtime story. By the time the “love contest” ends everyone can’t help but feel warm, cozy and ready to sleep.