Book Recommendation of the Week

Guess How Much I Love You

By – Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram


All children want reassurance that their parents’ love runs wide and deep and this is often even more so in a military family as there is constant change and they are looking for things that are always the same no matter what.  One thing you can guarantee to your child that will be constant is your love.

In Guess How Much I Love You, a young rabbit named Little Nutbrown Hare thinks he’s found a way to measure the boundaries of love. In a heartwarming twist on the “I-can-do-anything-you-can-do-better” theme, Little Nutbrown Hare goes through a series of declarations regarding the breadth of his love for Big Nutbrown Hare. But even when his feelings stretch as long as his arms, or as high as his hops, Little Nutbrown Hare is fondly one-upped by the elder rabbit’s more expansive love.

Tips:

* You can record yourself reading this book

* Read the book on a regular basis and ask your child to tell you how much you think they love you and reassure them

* Make up a little saying just between your family that follows the “Guess How Much I Love You…” theme (“I love you more than chocolate”.  Then they can say, “I love you more than my X-Box”)

* Each day write a note and put it in their lunch box or bag or under their pillow or say it (I love you more than…)

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