Happy International Rabbit Day! Today, we celebrated International Rabbit Day by wearing a very cute bunny t-shirt, cuddling our incr...

Guess How Much I Love You

Saturday, September 26, 2015 BookBairn 3 Comments

Happy International Rabbit Day!

Today, we celebrated International Rabbit Day by wearing a very cute bunny t-shirt, cuddling our incredibly fluffy pet bunny and by reading one of our many rabbit-themed books. I should start by saying that BookBairn not only has her mummy's love of books thrust upon her but also her love of bunnies. Her nursery is a Matilda (of Roald Dahl and Quentin Blake) meets rabbit muddle! 

So today we read 'Guess How Much I Love You' by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram. And, yes, I know the main characters in the book are nutbrown hares not nutbrown rabbits but she's six months, she doesn't know the difference yet so I'm using my poetic license!

Before, we review the book, I should start by saying that this copy of the story isn't actually part of BookBairn's library. It belongs to her daddy. When she was just a little bump, daddy celebrated his birthday and BookBairnBump gave this to him as a birthday gift. It's now in her library because he's such a generous daddy!

As you can see, BookBairn likes to get to grips with this magical story. This story is absolutely beautiful and a perfect read for bedtime! BookBairn is now pretty familiar with the story as we've read it many times and she clearly enjoys the illustrations. Whilst less bold and colourful than some of the other board books that we own, this book still captivated her attention for the full length of the story. I love these watercolour illustrations and find it in good contrast to the bright (and, dare I say, sometimes garish?) illustrations in the books which dominate the baby market. And I think it's good for BookBairn to be exposed to all sorts of illustrations by so many of those wonderful artists who illustrate children's books.

At the youthful age of six months BookBairn doesn't understand much of this story. I like to think she understands the sentiment though. It's about love. Love between parents and children. That is within her realms of experience. She gets it. The little nutbrown hare loves the big nutbrown hare, and the big nutbrown hare loves the little nutbrown hare even more.

I love this story. It is a story for grown-ups too. It reminds us all how much we are loved by our parents. And how much we love them in return. It doesn't get more beautiful than that. 


I love you BookBairn, to the moon and back.

Thanks for reading and enjoy International Rabbit Day.
Mummy and BookBairn xx


  1. MummyBookBairn has always loved rabbits. Watership Down was a favourite story.