Tomhais Méid Mo Ghrá Duit (Guess How Much I Love You in Irish) (Irish Edition) Info

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Candlewick presents the best-selling family
classic Guess How Much I Love You in an Irish
edition.

“I love you right up to the moon — and
back.” The cherished story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hare as they
playfully vie to express their love for each other has been a favorite
of children around the globe for nearly twenty years. Young listeners
have a chance to hear the story read in Irish, in a beautifully designed
midi hardcover edition that will have them saying
“again!”— or is that
arís!”?

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Reviews for Tomhais Méid Mo Ghrá Duit (Guess How Much I Love You in Irish) (Irish Edition):

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Jun 27, 2008

This is THE best bedtime story, in my opinion. It was a nightly ritual for my first daughter, and it holds a very special place in our hearts. When it says that the dad bunny leans down and kisses the little one's head, Leah would always lean down and kiss the picture. The page became a little scummy from kiddie goo, and it's PRECIOUS! I will forever cherish my little girl's kisses in the book.
5

Mar 16, 2016

This is one of only three board books that continuously survive the purge because I simply can't bear to move it out. I see tiny, invisible handprints all over it, as it was a favorite of both of my children. I received this as a baby shower gift and have easily read it hundreds of times. That it is still occasionally requested at bedtime makes my heart happy. Beautifully illustrated, this story is so sweet that I have never been able to read the ending without a lump in my throat and a hitch in This is one of only three board books that continuously survive the purge because I simply can't bear to move it out. I see tiny, invisible handprints all over it, as it was a favorite of both of my children. I received this as a baby shower gift and have easily read it hundreds of times. That it is still occasionally requested at bedtime makes my heart happy. Beautifully illustrated, this story is so sweet that I have never been able to read the ending without a lump in my throat and a hitch in my voice. How much do I love this book? To the moon. More importantly, how much do my children love this book? To the moon and back. 5 stars.

Update 2018: This once again has survived the year end, post-holiday purge. I tossed my beloved camouflage print Vans, my 1992 Cure concert T-shirt and several little monuments to my past that no longer serve me, but I simply cannot release this 11 year old, tattered board book. So on my shelf in the living room it remains, where it continues to make my heart happy. ...more
5

Jul 19, 2015

Someone wanted a story before bed, but someone isn't listening. I wonder if that someone could be Indy boy? And I wonder if that was to put off going to bed?! Of course it is.

This is a great little book. One that is a physical story as we do the actions along with the little hare, and the big hare. Our arms stretched wide or high, to show the love. This is a good little book for my son as he does not sit still for a story, but as it's about what 'we' do at home ie., 'I love you to the moon and Someone wanted a story before bed, but someone isn't listening. I wonder if that someone could be Indy boy? And I wonder if that was to put off going to bed?! Of course it is.

This is a great little book. One that is a physical story as we do the actions along with the little hare, and the big hare. Our arms stretched wide or high, to show the love. This is a good little book for my son as he does not sit still for a story, but as it's about what 'we' do at home ie., 'I love you to the moon and back' or 'I love you more, I love you 10, I love you 20' - yes this is what we say between bed and closed door as a way to say goodnight - anything that creates harmony around here is a good thing. Recommended book for 2's through to the moon and back of age groups. ...more
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Jun 17, 2012

Can't the parent just let the kid win one? Even after kid falls asleep, the parent has to one-up the frustrated, exhausted child. Go pick on someone your own size!
4

Feb 09, 2020

I finally got around to reading this classic story. A beginning story, simple and sweet about the love a parent and child have for each other.

This will give you warm fuzzies all over. The artwork is cute and the simple story and characters are perfect to deliver this message.

The nephew was like, cute bunnies, boring story. Nothing happens. He is a man of action. They spend the book telling each other how much they love each other. He would have loved it a few years ago, but now he is too old I finally got around to reading this classic story. A beginning story, simple and sweet about the love a parent and child have for each other.

This will give you warm fuzzies all over. The artwork is cute and the simple story and characters are perfect to deliver this message.

The nephew was like, cute bunnies, boring story. Nothing happens. He is a man of action. They spend the book telling each other how much they love each other. He would have loved it a few years ago, but now he is too old for such things. He gave it 2 stars, so he didn’t totally hate it. ...more
5

Feb 16, 2009

Okay this is my favorite book in the whole wide world, so I was surprised to see the number of less than favorable reviews.

To the guy that thinks (and I use that word liberally) that this book is a allegory for socialism, really? I mean really???? Really?????

To everyone else that thinks this book is about a "game of one-upsmanship" or it has a "undercurrent of competition between the parent and the child", You guys could not be more wrong.

Is upsmanship even really a word?

This book is about the Okay this is my favorite book in the whole wide world, so I was surprised to see the number of less than favorable reviews.

To the guy that thinks (and I use that word liberally) that this book is a allegory for socialism, really? I mean really???? Really?????

To everyone else that thinks this book is about a "game of one-upsmanship" or it has a "undercurrent of competition between the parent and the child", You guys could not be more wrong.

Is upsmanship even really a word?

This book is about the nature of the love that exists between parent and child, no matter how much your children love you, I assure you that it will never be as much as you love them. That's what this book is about.

I read this book to my daughter just last night and I've read it to her at least a hundred times. Every time I do, when I flip that last page and read the final sentence, I nearly cry. That's why this is my favorite book in the whole wide world! ...more
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May 02, 2008

One of the only books I can read to my daughter where the adult in the book is a male. Most of the books have no men or relegate the father to support-staff roles.

Having said that, the book is really a testosterone-fueled look at the competitive indoctrination of little boys.

Paraphrase of text:

Kid: I love you as million.

Dad: I love you a billion.

Kid: Can't you let me win once?

Dad: Only when you surpass my strength, then I will live vicariously through you.


Despite this shortcoming, the One of the only books I can read to my daughter where the adult in the book is a male. Most of the books have no men or relegate the father to support-staff roles.

Having said that, the book is really a testosterone-fueled look at the competitive indoctrination of little boys.

Paraphrase of text:

Kid: I love you as million.

Dad: I love you a billion.

Kid: Can't you let me win once?

Dad: Only when you surpass my strength, then I will live vicariously through you.


Despite this shortcoming, the illustrations are great. My daughter loves it. ...more
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Dec 30, 2019

Little Nutbrown Hare and his father, Big Nutbrown Hare, have what at first glance seems like a love competition in this sweet reassurance tale from Northern Irish author Sam McBratney and English illustrator Anita Jeram. As the younger hare declares his love, only to be continually outdone by his elder - "I love you as high as I can reach," the son says, but his father can reach higher - it gradually emerges that the two are enacting a bedtime ritual in which their mutual love is reaffirmed, all Little Nutbrown Hare and his father, Big Nutbrown Hare, have what at first glance seems like a love competition in this sweet reassurance tale from Northern Irish author Sam McBratney and English illustrator Anita Jeram. As the younger hare declares his love, only to be continually outdone by his elder - "I love you as high as I can reach," the son says, but his father can reach higher - it gradually emerges that the two are enacting a bedtime ritual in which their mutual love is reaffirmed, all while the elder tacitly signals his protection, and the younger his admiration.

A contemporary classic for young children, Guess How Much I Love You was originally published in 1994, and is a book I have read many times over the years, although I am only now (in 2016) getting around to recording my response to it. This edition is a 20th Anniversary one, and contains a brief note from both author and illustrator. I've always loved this gentle tale, with its humorous and indulgent papa hare, and its cute-as-a-button hare son. McBratney perfectly captures their back and forth, just as Anita Jeram captures their loving bond in her charming ink and watercolor illustrations. I particularly love the contrasts between Big and Little Nutbrown Hare, as they gesticulate. Recommended most highly to anyone looking for reassurance tales for younger children! ...more
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Nov 24, 2012

This may be my least favorite children's book that I've read to the kids. Even worse than the highly commercialized children's books devoid of any value which are made for nothing but the tie-ins to TV shows and toy sales. Guess How Much I Love You turns loving each other into a competition - and one where the child can never win against the parent. I like the idea of parent and child loving each other a lot, but this is so, so wrong of a way to communicate that theme. I found it unpleasant and This may be my least favorite children's book that I've read to the kids. Even worse than the highly commercialized children's books devoid of any value which are made for nothing but the tie-ins to TV shows and toy sales. Guess How Much I Love You turns loving each other into a competition - and one where the child can never win against the parent. I like the idea of parent and child loving each other a lot, but this is so, so wrong of a way to communicate that theme. I found it unpleasant and saddening. It just made me uneasy to read it. And not just me. Ms. K only had to read it to her kids once, before she got rid of it. She felt the same way about it that I did. Yuck.

On a positive note, the illustrations are good. ...more
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Dec 15, 2009

Nice illustrations. But the tone of the book doesn't strike me as particularly nice. I've known people who always have to win, and they're generally not pleasant to be around. The father figure's need to get in the last word even after the son is asleep reminds me of those unpleasant people, and makes me want to avoid this book.
5

Feb 26, 2017

"I love you right up to the moon- and back."

I remember reading this book with my mom when I was little. I found it on sale at my bookstore and bought to so I can read it to my future kids. <3

5/5 stars!
4

Sep 11, 2015

Adorable. Little back and forth about who loves the other more.
4

Dec 30, 2018

Small-fry and I have just added the phrase "I love you to the moon and back" to our vocabulary and it makes my cold-icy heart swell a little each time.
5

Nov 16, 2017

This is one of the best night time children's stories ever. Beautiful story and illustrations.
Love this children's book. Recommended.
4

Dec 11, 2017

How much is much? Little Nutbrown Hare (LNH) thinks he knows but when he relates to Big Nutbrown Hare (BNH) he falls short whatever he does!

LNH is holding on to BNH's long ears as he is being taken to bed and LNH asks BNH if he knows how much he loves him. When BNH says that he couldn't guess how much, LNH stretches his arms out and shows him that the distance between the extremities of each is how much he loves him. Just to show how much he loves LNH, BNH stretches his arms out and says that is How much is much? Little Nutbrown Hare (LNH) thinks he knows but when he relates to Big Nutbrown Hare (BNH) he falls short whatever he does!

LNH is holding on to BNH's long ears as he is being taken to bed and LNH asks BNH if he knows how much he loves him. When BNH says that he couldn't guess how much, LNH stretches his arms out and shows him that the distance between the extremities of each is how much he loves him. Just to show how much he loves LNH, BNH stretches his arms out and says that is how much he loves LNB.

A little bit taken aback, LNH then stretches upwards as high as he can reach and says that is how much he loves BNH, who responds by stretching upwards and tells LNH that is the extent of his love ... and LNH realises that his arms are long!

LNH tries a handstand and tells BNH that he loves him all the way up to his toes but once again he is thwarted as BNH picks him up, swings him high and says, 'And I love you all the way up to your toes.' So LNH then hops high and tells BNH that he loves him as high as he can hop. The latter responds by hopping so high that his ears touch the highest branches of the trees and he tells LNH that is how much he loves him!

So LNH decides that he will try another strategy and he says, 'I love you all the way down the lane to the river' to which BNH responds with 'I love you across the river and over the hills.' LNH thinks that is very far and feels sleepy with all the thought he has put in. But just as he is beginning to feel too sleepy to think anymore he looks up at the sky and realises that nothing could be further than the sky. So he tells BNH, 'I love you right up to the moon' and BNH is obliged to say, 'Oh, that's far. That is very, very far.' LNH thinks that he has had the last word ...

But as BNH puts him into his bed of leaves and kisses him goodnight, he lies down next to his youngster and he smiles and whispers to him, 'I love you right up to the moon - AND BACK.'

Little Brown Hare just cannot win but he does know that the love between the two of them is immense. ...more
5

Aug 24, 2011

A shot of insulin, please! Sam McBratney's Guess How Much I Love You has lots of saccharine in itbut not to a point its cloying, just something that a dreamland-bound kid would surely enjoy. See, theres no plot of any kind, just a pair of adorable, furry hares (I think theyre father and son) engaging in an equally cute contest on who loves the other more. Anita Jerams illustrations are perfectly endearing. I heard theres a collection of this, and kid or notgeez I just turned twenty!Ill be glad A shot of insulin, please! Sam McBratney's Guess How Much I Love You has lots of saccharine in it—but not to a point it’s cloying, just something that a dreamland-bound kid would surely enjoy. See, there’s no plot of any kind, just a pair of adorable, furry hares (I think they’re father and son) engaging in an equally cute contest on who loves the other more. Anita Jeram’s illustrations are perfectly endearing. I heard there’s a collection of this, and kid or not—geez I just turned twenty!—I’ll be glad to have them all. Who knows? I might read them to my own kids in the future. :)
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Jan 14, 2014

At risk of offending, I kind of really hate this smug Daddy trying to compete with his son the whole time. Why is it so important to him to show his son that he's bigger and more powerful (at loving, I know, I know, but the point stands) all the time? Just let the kid love you big and give him right back atcha. How frustrated that little nutbrown hare must feel. I think this is a book for parents not for children. And it's fucking sappy. However, Anita Jeram's illustrations are absolutely lovely At risk of offending, I kind of really hate this smug Daddy trying to compete with his son the whole time. Why is it so important to him to show his son that he's bigger and more powerful (at loving, I know, I know, but the point stands) all the time? Just let the kid love you big and give him right back atcha. How frustrated that little nutbrown hare must feel. I think this is a book for parents not for children. And it's fucking sappy. However, Anita Jeram's illustrations are absolutely lovely so props to her and I'm going to find more of her work. ...more
4

Feb 26, 2010

This is a sweet story where the big bunny (maybe a daddy bunny?--nice touch as there are relatively few books with dads) and the little bunny try to express how much they love one another. The ending phrase seemed a bit trite but perhaps it's because I have heard the phrase so much now, on everything from t-shirts to wall art, that it seems cliche. Not sure if this book was the first one to use it...?
5

Apr 03, 2018

✩ 5 Stars ✩

. . . to the moon and back. ♡ ✩ 5 Stars ✩

“. . . to the moon — and back.” ♡ ...more
5

Jul 28, 2017

Yes, another bunny book... We loved this one to the moon and back ;)
1

Jun 17, 2007

I HATE this book. What is the message? No matter what the little bunny tries to do, the father bunny has to one-better it. ARGH. I refuse to read this to my child anymore.
4

Jan 28, 2019

It was about bunnies showing each other how much they love each other.
It was a very cute book.
They were cute bunnies.
5

Sep 23, 2008

I love this book to the moon and back. Also I love my mommy as much as the moon and back.
1

Mar 03, 2008

OK--I don't get this book. I just picked it up at a thrift store, feeling like Jackson is probably missing out on a major rite of passage if he doesn't read this as a toddler, but I don't get it. So the big nutbrown hare has to outdo the little nutbrown hare every time? It's a competition, is it? Sure, it's pretty and all, but someone needs to explain to me why this is a classic. Is my Mom card going to be revoked for saying that?
3

Dec 14, 2018


*3.5 stars*

This book is a very cute and happy; it gives a warm feeling to those reading it. The illustrations and the text work very nicely together. I enjoyed reading it with my little cousins.

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