What To Read After... Guess How Much I Love You
Published on: 10 February 2021
Anita Jeram’s and Sam McBratney’s Guess How Much I Love You is a publishing sensation and a popular read for bedtime. If you’re after something similar, or wondering what to read to your little one next, read on…
Baby books at bedtime
For other lovely bedtime books, Ian Whybrow and Axel Scheffler’s The Bedtime Bear is a flap book suitable for little ones that follows the adventures of an adorable bear before bed. James Mitchem and Claire Patane’s Goodnight Baby Moon is a charming bedtime read – with a light up cover! - that introduces little ones to the phases of the moon, and Joshua George’s Goodnight Bear: A Magic Torch Book lets little ones say goodnight to all the animals as well as “finding” them with an ingenious magic torch.
Other I Love You books
Rachel Bright’s I Love You Hoo is an adorable picture book for younger ones that reassures them that whatever happens, their parent/carer will always be there. Zehra Hicks’ Pug Hug is an adorable and funny book about needing a hug (and getting one, in the end), and Smriti Halls’ and Alison Brown’s I’ll Never Let You Go is a reassuring, loving book to be read to little ones with plenty of hugs.
Illustration from Zehra Hicks' Pug Hug
Books to give new parents
Guess How Much I Love You is a popular gift for new parents – if you’re looking for something similar to give a friend, Oliver Jeffers’ Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth is a wonderful promise from a new dad to his baby son that he’ll always be there to protect and inspire him. The Girls by Lauren Ace and Jennie Lovlie (The Boys is coming soon) tells the story of four girls and their enduring friendship from small to grown up; Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman and Charles Vess is a poem of hope written by Gaiman on the event of a friend’s baby being born, and Dr Seuss’ classic Oh, The Places You’ll Go (also available in boxed gifty versions) is a wonderful book about the excitement life will bring.
Books about rabbits
Last, who doesn’t adore a cute rabbit? Other adorable bunnies can be found in Jorg Muhle’s Little Rabbit board book series, in which readers must help Little Rabbit by interacting with the book in a variety of different ways – shaking the book, singing, calling out words, stroking etc. Amanda Wood, Vicky Chu and Bec Winnel’s Goodnight Little Bunny features adorable photos of fluffy bunnies with velvety ears in a bedtime story, and Martha Mumford and Laura Hughes’ Hop Little Bunnies gives parents familiar with the nursery playtime rhyme a book of cute bunnies to read it at home.
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