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Guess How Much I Love You – Here, There and Everywhere


By: Sam McBratney

A wonderful picture book containing four stories from the creator of the classic Guess How Much I Love You. Little Nutbrown Hare is a little older now and loves to discover new places.

The Hiding Tree – he plays a game of hide and seek with Big Nutbrown Hare and overcomes a fear.

On Cloudy Mountain – teaches him the wisdom of listening to his elders.

The Far Field – he proves he can listen to the warnings of Big Nutbrown Hare.

Coming Home – a cute little story about Little Nutbrown Hare’s favourite place to be.

These are delightful little stories illustrated in the same way as the original, keeping the feeling of that book. It is a beautiful addition to the series.

Highly recommended.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd

Published: 06 September 2012

Format: Hardback 72 pages

Categories: Family, Love

ISBN 13: 9781406323108

Purchase: here or use Booktopia link on side of page

Guess How Much I Love You – On Stage

Oh I would so take my girls to something like this.

A stage version of the modern classic written by Sam McBratney. It combines books and performance how could you not love this.

Guess How Much I Love You

By: Sam McBratney

Illustrated By: Anita Jeram

Sometimes you want to tell someone just how much you love them. Little Nutbrown Hare feels this way and so he tries to tell Big Nutbrown Hare how he feels, Big Nutbrown Hare then tries to do the same. They very quickly discover that sometimes finding the right words just isn’t that easy.

This story is a perennial favourite and a modern classic for a reason. This is a simple yet stunningly beautiful picture book. The text is heartfelt and wonderfully descriptive as the two hares try to describe the depths of their feelings. The accompanying illustrations are perfectly paired with the text on both simplistic design and descriptive levels. A true classic and a must have for any bookshelf.

Publisher: Walker Books Ltd

Published: 05 November 2007

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Family, Love

ISBN 13: 9781406300406

Purchase: here or use Booktopia logo on side of the page.

Picture Books Theme – Australian Animals

Many, many times we get asked to recommend picture books that feature Australian Animals so here is a list of some of the popular ones, and probably not so popular. These are in no particular order.

Little Wombat books – Charles Fuge

Wombat Stew – Marcia Vaughn

Emily and the Big, Bad Bunyip – Jackie French

Josephine Wants to Dance – Jackie French

Diary of a Wombat – Jackie French

Possum Magic – Mem Fox

Koala Lou – Mem Fox

Yes We Can – Sam McBratney

The Cocky Who Cried Dingo – Yvonne Morrison

Yes We Can!

By: Sam McBratney

Illustrated by: Charles Fuge

Little Roo, Country Mouse and Quacker Duck decide to build a leaf mountain. It’s hard work so they start to play a game but at the end of it no-one is very happy. Little Roo’s mother comes along to see what is going on.

An adorable tale of fun, friendship and the discovery that everyone can be good at something.

Another wonderful pairing of McBratney and Fuge. I have said it before and will say it agin I love Charles Fuge’s illustrations. There are bright colours and wonderful expressions teamed with delightfully appealing text that contains a beautiful truth.


Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

Published: 03 May 2007

Format: Paperback 32 pages

Categories: Picture Books

ISBN 13: 9780140569926

Purchase: here

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