A Mouth Full That Leads To Laughs

Guess How Much I Love You - Sam McBratney, Anita Jeram

This book has me constantly laughing.  "Little Nutbrown Hare" and "Big Nutbrown Hare" are surprisingly difficult to read repeatedly.  The children I nannied for had me read it almost every day just to hear me try to read those names and roll around on the floor laughing. I thought I was the only one to struggle with reading it but telling these stories to my teacher friends I found out many adults have this problem reading it for their children or students. 


Overall it's a cute story about a parent repeatedly telling Little Nutbrown Hare how much he love him.  The lost star is because it can read as Big Nutbrown Hare trying to one up their child which makes a lot of parents uneasy.  I, however, read it as cute innocent fun similar to the "no, I love you more!" giggling conversation every parent/child, bf/gf, or even some best friends have had.  But in the interest of a well rounded review I did feel the need to share how others interpret the book. 


I recommend this book to parents and teachers of children under 4.  (The 6 year old I nanny for still loved it.  Many children read it past the age of 4 but the target age range is probably closer to 2-4.)