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TOP 500 REVIEWERon January 6, 2017
When I'd ordered this precious "Sweetheart Gift Edition" on Amazon last August, it was in hopes of it being one of the books we gave our youngest grandson on his 2nd birthday in September (or at least by Christmas!) Originally published in 1994, I don't know what the issues were with the delayed publication date of this gift edition (moved back to 12/27/16 - it didn't make it into our hands until 12/30/16), but even though we were disappointed not to receive it sooner, it was worth the wait! Such a clean look to the pearlescent cover, beautifully accented with the title and design element on the bottom of the front cover printed in silver (as is the quote on the back cover, "I love you right up to the moon - and back.") The soft color palette the illustrator uses is such a nice complement to the simplicity of the words and the story - nice and soothing to read to a youngster prior to a nap or at bedtime, and just the right size (6-1/2" x 7-1/2")... just make sure you're aware that this particular copy is NOT a board book with thick pages (and no pop ups or pull tabs.) Nice little encircled area inside with three lines where you can inscribe your own dedication to the recipient.

The story itself is my favorite part. Who knows at what age a tiny little person begins to comprehend what the word "love" means? I'm sure they begin to understand the concept as soon as they arrive, through a parent's (or other caregiver's) tender touches, kisses, hugs and smiles as they say the words. I can say without a doubt that the first utterance of "I love you, Grandma" by one of our grandkids has always been such a tender memory for me, as you can just sense that they're trying to find words to express how they're feeling (safe, happy, content) - just like Little Nutbrown Hare is trying to express to Big Nutbrown Hare in the story. Seems each time he attempts to quantify his love in terms he can grasp (as wide as his arms can stretch, as high as he can reach with his front paws - or his back paws, while doing a handstand! - or as high as he can hop or as far as he can see), his dad is always able to stretch wider/higher, see farther, etc., in quantifying his own love for his son. When he finally comes up with "I love you right up to the MOON" as the furthest thing he can imagine, his wise dad lets it go at that as the little fellow drifts off to sleep... before whispering with a knowing smile, "I love you right up to the moon - AND BACK."

What Little Nutbrown Hare doesn't know yet is that our capacity to give love only grows as we age, coming to a progressively greater understanding of what the word means by experiencing ALL that's involved in the intimate tapestry of loving someone. As an older woman, I can now weave into that tapestry the recognition of how beautiful it is to receive the earliest expressions of love from a grandchild - there's nothing better in this world. And for me, that's what this little story represents. Perfect.
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on December 31, 2014
Fast shipping was definitely a plus. I ordered two, one for me and one for a friend and her daughter. Both arrived in perfect condition.

As far as the actual book goes I really liked it. Some of the reviews said it wasn't cute because they were competing over who loved who more. But my three year old and I do that all the time. We are just playing around and he always wins. I say I love you, he says a love you more, I say I love you most and after play arguing he eventually says "I just want to love you equal" so we agree on loving each other equally.
Just wanted to point out that big nutbrown hare let little nutbrown hare win. He didn't say he loved him to the moon and back until after little nutbrown hare was asleep.

The book is adorable in my opinion. Not so sure I like the name choices because they're so long but I could easily substitute different names in if it annoys me that much.

My little guy and I say "I love you to the moon and back" all the time so he thought it was pretty cool something he actually says was in a book.
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on April 7, 2017
I like the positive aspect of this book and bought it for my great grandchildren who like to read it over and over
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on February 4, 2015
Any book that allows me to further tell my son how much I love him is OK in my book. It's a super simple but cute book that I read to my almost 2yr old son before bedtime. The story line appears to hold his attention and it really is just a cute book.

My only "con" would be the character name. As the narrator, I get a little tongue tied or tired of reading "Big Nutbrown Hare" and "Little Nutbrown Hare". I just wish they would have given real names or something.

I do genuinely love the book for my son and something we can bond together with while reading and snuggling before bed.
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on December 20, 2016
I have very fond memories of my parents reading me this board book as a young child, and so I bought this as a gift for a co-worker who was expecting a baby. The shipping speed and quality of the board book was great, and he was very happy with the gift. I'm now expecting a baby myself, and plan on buying a second copy for my own child.
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on February 8, 2012
I already had the "Guess How Much I Love You" baby book, which i love, but I wanted to be able to track more of the daily moments of my daughter's first year so when I found this I was excited! The pictures are very cute and basically tell the story over the months. A big plus is that this calendar gives you 13 months to work with so you can record your child's first birthday. A surprising number of them only give you 12 months to work with which is frustrating because you can't record that last month then. My only complaint is that I wish it had more stickers. It only has one "dr visit" one and everyone knows that even if your kid doesn't get sick you are going to be in getting lots of check-ups. But all in all one of the better calendars that I found.
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on April 4, 2017
I love this book. I read it to my son when he was young. I had to buy the 20th anniversary addition for my grandsons.
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on October 15, 2013
If only, if only every child could hear "Guess How Much I Love You," and feel the tenderness of "all the way to the moon and back."

Little Nutbrown Hare, on his way to bed, starts the story, asking Big Nutbrown Hare to guess how much he loves him. Wisely, Big Nutbrown Hare says, "I couldn't guess that." Little Nutbrown Hare tells him, and learns that Big Nutbrown Hare loves him that much & more, too. As night comes and they go through the meadow to Little Nutbrown Hare's bed of leaves, the ways of expressing love get wider and taller and bouncier, until, saying "I love you all the way to the moon," the little one falls asleep.

So much is here in so few words and pictures: it is okay to say how much you love some one, it's okay for love to be reciprocal, it's great for fathers and sons to be so loving, and sometimes, love is so big a feeling, all the way to the moon and back just begins to say it.

The pictures are true to life, even to the hares (unlike rabbits) nesting outside rather than in burrows, and the shapes and colors of these fleet-footed beings. A board book is a wonderful format, making it possible for children to see & hear from their earliest ages how much the enchanting Nutbrown Hares love each other and to feel how much they are loved, too.

Best enjoyed with a cuddle.

Highly highly recommended.
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on January 2, 2017
What a fantastic book. It is a cute tale of a little bunny wanting to express how much he loves his caretaker. The very last page brought tears to my eyes, to the confusion of my 13-month-old son- it was just so sweet and touching!
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on May 22, 2014
I have a baby book, and I have been working on it, in spurts here and there, but let's face it, that section titled "my baby from week to week"-- yeah, that's not getting filled out. Unless I want to fake it and pretend like I remember what my baby, who is now 11 months old, was doing in his third week of life. But THIS--this calendar helps you still feel like you haven't totally dropped the ball. It was a gift and I was kind of ambivalent about it at first (still in denial that I would create the most beautiful baby book that ever was created), but how much easier is it to just stick this on his wall with a pen nearby and then jot things down right on the day they happened??? "First tooth" "Woke up SIX times last night! Why do you hate me?" "Barfed on mom today, on her way out the door to work" All documented without having to go get the baby book and use your special concentration handwriting that makes you miss letters. I don't really use the stickers they provide because I just like to use my own words, but it's nice that they are there. It even has a place to put in height and weight. Love it.
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