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Sam McBratney - Author

About the Author

Sam McBratney, author of one of the world's bestselling picture books, Guess How Much I Love You, has won the Bass Ireland Arts Prize and the Bisto Award, twice. He is also the author of the bestselling You're All My Favourites. He lives in Ireland.

As a child

In his own words, Sam spent his postwar childhood “in short trousers and Fair Isle jumpers.” He remembers studying for his 11-plus exam, before going to grammar school, and then on to study History and Political Science at Trinity College in Dublin.

As an adult

Sam became a teacher and taught at a further education college, a grammar school and a primary school. He took early retirement from the teaching profession to concentrate on his career as a writer. Sam is married with three grown-up children and a teenage tortoise, and lives in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

As an artist

Sam has won many awards for his children’s books and is best known as the author of the multi-million selling Guess How Much I Love You which was shortlisted for the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award, and is now one of the world’s best-selling picture books. In 2004, Sam reunited with Guess How Much I Love You illustrator Anita Jeram to produce the follow-up, You’re All My Favourites, and the two of them collaborated again in 2007 to produce a series of brand-new storybooks featuring the Nutbrown Hares: Guess How Much I Love You in the Spring followed by Summer, Autumn and Winter and brought together in Guess How Much I Love You All Year Round.

Featured books by Sam McBratney

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Board book Release Date: 02/10/2014

Sometimes, when you love someone very, very much, you want to find a way of describing how much you treasure them. But, as Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare discover, love is not always an easy thing to measure. The story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hares' efforts to express their love for each other has become a publishing phenomenon. This lovely board book edition is one that children will ask for time and again. On the enduring popularity of his picture book, Sam McBratney said “The choreography of the words is echoed in the drawings, they complement each other so well.  There was a good deal of thought put into the design of the book, too,” he says. “When you turn that first page and Big Nut and Little Nut are looking out at you, then they take off on their journey. It’s a little masterpiece in that way.”

Other books by Sam McBratney

Guess How Much I Love You: One More Tickle!

Guess How Much I Love You: One More Tickle!

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Board book Release Date: 18/02/2019

A ticklish tale with an adorably soft and cuddly puppet. A wonderful new story including a cuddly hare hand puppet from the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love You. Little Nutbrown Hare wants to discover if Big Nutbrown Hare is ticklish in this charming tale, based on the well-known characters from the original book. Little ones will love joining in as they try to find out just how ticklish Big Nutbrown Hare actually is - and in turn they might find that they have one or two tickles too! A delightful interactive board book that will have everybody saying Aaaah.

The Most-Loved Bear

The Most-Loved Bear

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2018

Guess How Much I Love You: Here I Am A Finger Puppet Book Here I Am! A Finger Puppet Book

Guess How Much I Love You: Here I Am A Finger Puppet Book Here I Am! A Finger Puppet Book

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2018

Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare are playing a game of hide-and-seek. You can play, too! This charming board book has a plush Little Nutbrown Hare finger puppet attached and peek-a-boo holes on every page. Perfect for little hands! Guess How Much I Love You highlights the bond between parent and child, and this finger puppet book is perfect for reading and playing together.

Guess How Much I Love You Book & Baby Cards Milestone Moments Gift Set

Guess How Much I Love You Book & Baby Cards Milestone Moments Gift Set

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/01/2018

A delightful book and baby card gift set from the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love You. This best-loved board book comes with 24 gorgeous cards for recording important milestones in your baby's life. Simply take a photo of your little one with the card for a beautiful way to capture and share memories. Guess How Much I Love You highlights the bond between parent and child, and this set is the perfect gift for baby showers, christenings and new or expecting parents. Guess How Much I Love You is the story of Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare, and the adorable game they play to express their love for each other. But the hares soon discover that love is not an easy thing to measure! A new generation of little ones can now enjoy this cherished classic complete with milestone moments cards to capture each magical moment.

Guess How Much I Love You in the Winter

Guess How Much I Love You in the Winter

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/10/2017

A truly magical cut paper edition of the winter-themed picture book from the creators of Guess How Much I Love You. A special cut paper edition of this enchanting and snowy story, from the creators of the international bestseller, Guess How Much I Love You. Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare are playing a game of I Spy in the snow. As the game continues, Big Nutbrown Hare gives Little Nutbrown Hare a clue - It's little... It's nutbrown... It's my most favourite thing... . With glistening glitter treated pages throughout and an exquisite peep-through final scene, this book is a wonderful seasonal gift for you or your loved ones. For activities, games, newsletters and more, visit www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com

Guess How Much I Love You Activity Sticker Book

Guess How Much I Love You Activity Sticker Book

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2017

An early learning activity sticker book, set in the familiar world of Guess How Much I Love You. A beautiful and interactive introduction to early learning themes from the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love You. Little Nutbrown Hare is sweet and curious, and he loves to learn, especially with the help of Big Nutbrown Hare. The pair play together through each season - spring, summer, autumn and winter - in this creative activity sticker book. Small hands can decorate or complete the pages using the stickers, and find out about sounds, actions, colours, counting, weather and more. An adorable gift for that little one you love up to the moon and back. For activities, games, newsletters and more, visit www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com

Guess How Much I Love You Colouring Book

Guess How Much I Love You Colouring Book

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2017

A book of beautiful Guess How Much I Love You pictures to colour. In Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare's world, love is a colourful thing! Enjoy enchanting patterns and illustrations of nature with playful quotes from the world of Guess How Much I Love You to be coloured in and adorned with over 125 stickers. For activities, games, newsletters and more, visit www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/12/2016

A unique shimmering hardback edition of an internationally bestselling classic. An elegant pearlescent edition from the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love You. This cherished picture book classic is presented in a luminous hardback that shimmers in the light and is detailed with ornate silver foil. It is a treasure to behold! The enchanting story of Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare trying to find ways to express their love for each other is the ideal gift for special occasions or anyone you love up to the moon and back. For activities, games, newsletters and more, visit www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2016

A delightful version of the bestselling picture book which lets you piece together just how much Big and Little Nutbrown Hare love each other! Sometimes, when you love someone very, very much, you want to find a way of describing how much you treasure them. But, as Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare discover, love is not always an easy thing to measure. The story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hares' efforts to express their love for each other has become a publishing phenomenon. This lovely jigsaw book edition is one that children will enjoy reading and piecing together time and time again.

You're All My Favourites

You're All My Favourites

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Board book Release Date: 01/09/2016

A board book edition of a gorgeous story of unconditional family love, from the creators of Guess How Much I Love You. In this heart-meltingly gorgeous, comforting story told by the creators of Guess How Much I Love You, three little bear siblings one day begin to wonder: how can they all be the most wonderful baby bears in the whole wide world to their parents? Mummy Bear and Daddy Bear must set about reassuring their three little bears - who are all different - that each one of them is equally special and equally loved.

Dyfala Faint Rydw I'n dy Garu

Dyfala Faint Rydw I'n dy Garu

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/08/2016

Guess How Much I Love You: Colours

Guess How Much I Love You: Colours

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Board book Release Date: 01/01/2016

A mini buggy board book by the author and illustrator of Guess How Much I Love You. Little ones can learn all about colours in this warm and engaging buggy board book from the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love You. Using the polka dot velcro strap and yellow clip, attach this chunky book to any buggy or car-seat harness - and get ready to go! Say hello to Little Nutbrown Hare's friends - a yellow butterfly, a blue bird, a red ladybird and a green frog; then say goodbye to brown leaves rustling away in the wind. This charming buggy board book will captivate babies as each spread encourages the very young to learn colours in a clear and fun way.

Guess How Much I Love You in the Autumn

Guess How Much I Love You in the Autumn

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2015

The adorable hares from the classic Guess How Much I Love You are back for autumn in this gorgeous paperback! From the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love You comes this delightful autumnal tale - now in paperback! I'm a box monster! shouted the box. Little Nutbrown Hare loves chasing the leaves in the autumn wind - especially when a big surprise blows his way. Seasonally themed and beautifully illustrated throughout, little ones will enjoy the light-hearted ruse that Little Nutbrown Hare plays on Big Nutbrown Hare, and seeing that two can play that game! This is one of a four-part series featuring the seasons - collect them all!

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/09/2015

Snuggle up with this brand new Guess How Much I Love You board book and soft toy set. A delightful book and soft toy gift set from the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love You - perfect to give to the one you love on any occasion. I love you right up to the moon - and back. Guess How Much I Love You is the story of Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare, and the adorable game they play to express their love for each other. But the hares soon discover that love is not an easy thing to measure! A new generation of little ones can now enjoy this cherished classic complete with an exquisite cuddly hare.

Guess How Much I Love You in the Summer

Guess How Much I Love You in the Summer

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

The adorable hares from the classic Guess How Much I Love You are back for summer in this gorgeous paperback! From the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love You comes this delightful summertime tale about colours - now in paperback! Which blue do you like best? asked Little Nutbrown Hare. It's summer and Little Nutbrown Hare learns about all of the different colours that are around him - the red of the berries, the green of the leaves, the blue of the sky... Seasonally themed and beautifully illustrated throughout, little ones will also have fun learning about colours while discovering what Big Nutbrown Hare's favourite one is! This is one of a four-part series featuring the seasons - collect them all!

Guess How Much I Love You in the Spring

Guess How Much I Love You in the Spring

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

The adorable hares from the classic Guess How Much I Love You are back for spring in this gorgeous paperback! The perfect gift for Easter. From the award-winning creators of Guess How Much I Love You comes this delightful springtime tale of nature - now in paperback. Does nothing stay the same? thought Little Nutbrown Hare. Does everything change? Little Nutbrown Hare loves playing in the spring, when everything is growing and changing but he has a lot of questions. Seasonally themed and beautifully illustrated throughout, little ones will enjoy joining in with the answers in this captivating story while discovering what Little Nutbrown Hare will turn into when he's older. This is one of a four-part series featuring the seasons - collect them all!

Ghastly Gerty Swindle With the Ghosts of Hungryhouse Lane

Ghastly Gerty Swindle With the Ghosts of Hungryhouse Lane

Author: Sam McBratney Format: eBook Release Date: 04/11/2014

Miss Amy Steadings, proprietor of Hungryhouse Lane, is looking for a house companion. Someone who enjoys country life and antiques, someone who is not afraid of...well, the unusual. What she gets is rip-off artist Gerty Moag and her double-crossing antique-dealing son, Alexander the Grate.Will the two villains swindle Miss Steadings out of a fortune? Not likely, with the unsavory Sweet kids on the investigative trail. The real fun begins as Zoe, Charlie, and Bonnie Sweet, together with a motley crew of familiar ghosts, gather the clues to solve this ghastly cime. Another rollicking, laugh-aloud ghost story with the original cast of The Ghosts of Hungryhouse Lane, as well as a few new ghostly surprises.

Guess How Much I Love You in the Winter

Guess How Much I Love You in the Winter

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2014

The adorable hares from the classic Guess How Much I Love You are back for winter in this gorgeous paperback! It's little... It's nutbrown... It's my most favourite thing... When Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare go out into the winter snow, they decide to play a game of I Spy . Seasonally themed and beautifully illustrated throughout, little ones will enjoy joining in with the game in this captivating story while discovering what Big Nutbrown Hare's favourite thing is!

You're All My Favourites

You're All My Favourites

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2014

A special, beautiful, gold-embossed 10th-anniversary edition of this winning story of unconditional family love, from the creators of Guess How Much I Love You. In this heart-meltingly gorgeous, reassuring story, three little bear siblings one day begin to wonder: how can they all be the most wonderful baby bears in the whole wide world to their parents? Mummy Bear and Daddy Bear must set about reassuring their three little bears - who are all different - that each one of them is equally special and equally loved.

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2014

Celebrate twenty years of sharing love to the moon and back with this special anniversary edition of one of the world's bestselling picture books. Sometimes, when you love someone very, very much, you want to find a way of describing how much you treasure them. But, as Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare discover, love is not always an easy thing to measure. Now new and existing fans can relive this cherished classic with this lavish edition, celebrating two decades of delighting readers since its initial creation.

Weisst du eigentlich, wie lieb ich dich hab?

Weisst du eigentlich, wie lieb ich dich hab?

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/03/2014

Guess How Much I Love You: My Baby Book

Guess How Much I Love You: My Baby Book

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2014

A baby book inspired by one of the best-loved children's books ever - to be treasured by parents and children who will look back on it time and time again. Set against beautiful illustrations from Guess How Much I Love You, here is a truly endearing keepsake that invites parents to enter firsts, favourites and fondest memories of their little one's life. Starting even before baby is born, Mum or Dad can share excitement while expecting, then capture moments from birth to age two - from the most personal details to world events - in words, pictures, footprints, memorabilia and more.

Guess How Much I Love You: Look What I Can Do: First Concepts Book

Guess How Much I Love You: Look What I Can Do: First Concepts Book

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Board book Release Date: 03/10/2013

A beautiful introduction to early concepts by the author and illustrator of Guess How Much I Love You. Explore noises, count from one to ten, learn all about colours, the weather, shapes, actions, and nature with Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare. Gloriously adorned with Anita Jeram's classic illustrations, this is the ideal book for curious babies and toddlers.

Is Geal Liom Sibh Go Leir (You're All My Favourites)

Is Geal Liom Sibh Go Leir (You're All My Favourites)

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

A perfect book for families to share together and a perfect introduction to the Irish language for the very young! From the inimitable team that brought you Guess How Much I Love You comes a gorgeous, reassuring story about three little bear siblings, who one day begin to wonder how they they can ALL be the most wonderful bears in the whole wide world to their parents? Mummy Bear and Daddy Bear must set about reassuring their three little bears - who are all different - that each one of them is equally special and equally loved.

There, There

There, There

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2013

There, there - two of the most soothing words in the English language. In this story, Little Hansie Bear loves to pretend, but walking like a duck can be hazardous, especially when he falls into a deep-down ditch and has to be helped out by his dad. With a There, there and a hug, Hansie is soon off to play again. So when Dad hurts his foot, Hansie knows just what to do - a There, there , a big hug, and everything is all right again.

Guess How Much I Love You Here, There and Everywhere

Guess How Much I Love You Here, There and Everywhere

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2013

Four delightful new Guess How Much I Love You stories featuring adventurous Little Nutbrown Hare and wise Big Nutbrown Hare. Four new Guess How Much I Love You stories in one volume - 'The Hiding Tree', 'On Cloudy Mountain', 'The Far Field' and 'Coming Home' - featuring adventurous Little Nutbrown Hare and wise Big Nutbrown Hare. In the stories we see Little Nutbrown Hare beginning to explore the world with the help and guidance of Big Nutbrown Hare. He climbs the Hiding Tree, escapes from the mists on Cloudy Mountain and ventures to the Far Field on his own. But after all his adventures Little Nutbrown Hare finds that coming home is best of all, because Big Nutbrown Hare is there.

There, There

There, There

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2013

There, there - two of the most soothing words in the English language. In this story, Little Hansie Bear loves to pretend, but walking like a duck can be hazardous, especially when he falls into a deep-down ditch and has to be helped out by his dad. With a There, there and a hug, Hansie is soon off to play again. So when Dad hurts his foot, Hansie knows just what to do - a There, there , a big hug, and everything is all right again.

Guess How Much I Love You: Counting

Guess How Much I Love You: Counting

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Board book Release Date: 07/12/2012

A winsome introduction to counting by the author and illustrator of Guess How Much I Love You. Count from one to five with curious Little Nutbrown Hare as he explores the world around him with wise Big Nutbrown Hare. See and feel dandelions, frogs, butterflies, leaves and bedtime stars. This beautiful board book story will captivate babies and toddlers as each spread encourages the very young to count things in each illustration and learn first numbers in a clear and fun way.

Guess How Much I Love You: Colours

Guess How Much I Love You: Colours

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Board book Release Date: 07/12/2012

A warm, engaging introduction to colours by the author and illustrator of Guess How Much I Love You. Little Nutbrown Hare is learning all about colours. Say hello to his friends - a yellow butterfly, a blue bird, a red ladybird and a green frog; then say goodbye to brown leaves rustling away in the wind. This charming board book story about curious Little Nutbrown Hare and wise Big Nutbrown Hare will captivate babies and toddlers as each spread encourages the very young to learn primary colours in a clear and fun way.

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2012

An unfolding cut-paper edition of the classic picture book story Guess How Much I Love You. A gorgeous pocket-sized folding out pop-up version of the best-selling picture book, which comes in a beautiful slip-case. As Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare try their hardest to express their love for each other, they find love isn't an easy thing to measure! The perfect gift for the special person in your life. For activities, games, newsletters and more, visit www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com

Tomhais Meid Mo Ghra Duit (Guess How Much I Love You)

Tomhais Meid Mo Ghra Duit (Guess How Much I Love You)

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2012

One of the world's best-loved picture books as Gaelige! A beautiful expression of love can now be read in Irish, celebrating the poetic cadences of the Irish word and gently introducing young children to the language. I love you right up to the moon - and back. The story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hares' efforts to express their love for each other has become a publishing phenomenon, selling more than 28 million copies worldwide. First published nearly 15 years ago, this gorgeous new Irish edition is one that children will ask for time and again.

Bugs! Band 6/ Orange

Bugs! Band 6/ Orange

Author: Sam McBratney, Eric Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2012

Follow the narrator as he takes us through the good and bad aspects of micro-organisms in this fun rhyming poem by Sam McBratney, explaining that while these unseen bugs can ruin food and make us ill, they also keep our world under control, by rotting food and plants that we no longer need. Lively illustrations by Eric Smith accompany the poem. * Orange/Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. * Text type: A poem. * A comparison chart on pages 14 and 15 helps children recap the key pros and cons of bugs, and provides a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. * Curriculum links: Science: Micro-organisms; Geography: Improving the environment

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2012

A delightful new format for the Guess How Much I Love You publishing list. Thirty gorgeous postcards of scenes from the bestselling picture book series, illustrated by Anita Jeram, to send to loved ones on special occasions throughout the year or to keep for yourself.

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2011

The exquisite cloth-bound gift edition of an internationally bestselling classic. The picture book favourite, Guess How Much I Love You is presented in an exquisite champagne-coloured cloth-bound edition. Ideal for the book's ever increasing adult fans, the enchanting story of Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare trying to find ways to express their love for each other, is the perfect gift for someone special. For activities, games, newsletters and more, visit www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2011

The perennial bestseller - one of the world's best-loved picture books - in an exquisite pop-up edition. A gorgeous pop-up edition of the picture book classic, Guess How Much I Love You. Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare play a game, trying to express just how much they love each other. But as each tries to outdo the other, they discover that love is not an easy thing to measure! For activities, games, newsletters and more, visit www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com

Cho Mor 'S a Tha Mo Ghaol Ort

Cho Mor 'S a Tha Mo Ghaol Ort

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Board book Release Date: 19/09/2011

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Rag book Release Date: 01/01/2011

The Guess How Much I Love You Snuggle Book - there's no better way to go to bed! This deliciously soft bedtime snuggle book has been created from the picture book favourite, Guess How Much I Love You. The story of Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare trying to outdo each other in expressing their love, has been simplified from the original so it's perfect for the very youngest child. Just right for cuddling up with, there's no need to say goodbye to the beloved Nutbrown Hares even when it's time to go to sleep! Presented in a beautiful box, it's the perfect gift. For activities, games, newsletters and more, visit www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com

Guess How Much I Love You Little Library

Guess How Much I Love You Little Library

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 01/10/2010

The adorable hares from the classic Guess How Much I Love You are back in a gorgeous miniature slipcase gift collection containing four short stories. Big and Little Nutbrown Hare, from the multi-million-selling picture book Guess How Much I Love You, return in these four seasonal picture books: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Each captivating story is seasonally themed and beautifully illustrated, and the four books are collected in a covetable miniature slipcase - perfect for sharing with your very own Little Nutbrown Hare, no matter the time of year! For activities, games, newsletters and more, visit www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com

Bugs! Band 06/Orange

Bugs! Band 06/Orange

Author: Sam McBratney, Eric Smith Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2010

Follow the narrator as he takes us through the good and bad aspects of micro-organisms in this fun rhyming poem by Sam McBratney, explaining that while these unseen bugs can ruin food and make us ill, they also keep our world under control, by rotting food and plants that we no longer need. Lively illustrations by Eric Smith accompany the poem. * Orange/Band 6 books offer varied text and characters, with action sustained over several pages. * Text type: A poem. * A comparison chart on pages 14 and 15 helps children recap the key pros and cons of bugs, and provides a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities. * Curriculum links: Science: Micro-organisms; Geography: Improving the environment

Guess How Much I Love You All Year Round

Guess How Much I Love You All Year Round

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2010

The adorable hares from the classic Guess How Much I Love You are back in a gorgeous collection containing four seasonal short stories. Big and Little Nutbrown Hare, from the multi-million-selling picture book Guess How Much I Love You, return in these four stories: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. Each captivating tale is seasonally themed and beautifully illustrated - perfect for sharing with your very own Little Nutbrown Hare, no matter the time of year!

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/10/2008

A wonderful new paperback big book edition of this internationally bestselling classic. I love you right up to the moon - and back. The story of Little and Big Nutbrown Hares' efforts to express their love for each other has become a publishing phenomenon. Originally published nearly fifteen years ago, this lovely new Big Book edition is one that children will ask for time and again.

Guess How Much I Love You in the Winter

Guess How Much I Love You in the Winter

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Board book Release Date: 01/12/2007

The adorable hares from the classic Guess How Much I Love You are back for Winter in a new case bound board book! Big and Little Nutbrown Hare, from the multi-million-selling picture book Guess How Much I Love You, return for Winter. The captivating story is seasonally themed and beautifully illustrated.

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/11/2007

The enchanting international bestseller. This gorgeous picture book has become a modern classic. The story of Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare trying to express how much they love each other is one which has captivated adults and children the world over. For activities, games, newsletters and more, visit www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com

Yes We Can!

Yes We Can!

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/05/2007

A wonderfully warm and reassuring tale of celebrating what each of us is good at! Little Roo, Quacker Duck and Country Mouse are playing happily together when Little Roo challenges Quacker Duck to jump over a big, big log. Of course he can't and Country Mouse laughs at him. Each friend ends up challenging another to do something they know will be impossible and the three end up quarrelling. It takes Roo's mother to show them that if they celebrate what they can do, instead of laughing at each other, it's much more fun and enjoyable. Can they be friends again? 'Yes we can!'

It's Lovely When You Smile

It's Lovely When You Smile

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/08/2006

An endearing and heart-warming tale guaranteed to make everyone smile. When Little Roo wakes up, he just feels grumpy. He doesn't want to play and he doesn't know why. His mother tries to cheer him up by playing in the leaves, hiding in their favourite hidey hole and tickling him but nothing she does makes any difference. Then she whisks Little Roo away in her pouch and they bounce off down hill - towards a wide, deep and muddy-at-the-bottom hole. They career straight in to the hole and his mother looks so very funny that little Roo can't help himself - he just has to smile!

One Voice, Please

One Voice, Please

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2005

A collection of short stories, fables and moral tales from around the world. One voice, please shouts the innkeeper. One voice only, please. And so begins a marvellous journey through the oral storytelling tradition. Containing over fifty short stories and fables from around the world, this humble anthology is the result of author Sam McBratney's 25-year interest in collecting tales. Well-known tales such as The Good Samaritan and The Pied Piper make an appearance, as well as many new stories. Told with wit and wisdom, the tales are accompanied by stylish black and white illustrations from Russell Ayto.;Contains over fifty short stories from Persia, Greece, Ireland and Eastern Europe.;These short, fun stories are ideal for classroom study or assembly readings.

POCKET TALES YEAR 5 CYCLOPS AND THE GREENBEANS

POCKET TALES YEAR 5 CYCLOPS AND THE GREENBEANS

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/07/2005

Pocket Tales is part of Pocket Reads, a superb collection of quality books that really capture children's imaginations! Pocket Reads have fantastic breadth and variety of genre, with Pocket Sci-Fi, Pocket Facts and Pocket Chillers making up the rest of the collection of independent readers. The fiction books are beautifully illustrated and are guaranteed to appeal to even the most reluctant of readers. The non-fiction readers are equally as stunning and will captivate and excite children with fascinating facts. The 105 pocket-sized fiction and non-fiction readers have each been carefully levelled to the National Curriculum and Book-Banded to ensure children make progression. You can therefore be assured that every reading experience is one that counts.

Francis Fry Private Eye

Francis Fry Private Eye

Author: Sam McBratney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/04/1995

LET YOUR IMAGINATION TAKE OFF WITH COLOUR JETS Irresistible stories for children who are beginning to enjoy reading alone. Meet Francis Fry, Private Eye. His speciality is recovering stolen goods and tracing missing persons. But when he gets mixed up in the case of the missing parrots, he finds himself on a wild goose chase!

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