Title: Guess How Much I Love You: Colouring Book
Author: Sam McBratney
Illustrator: Anita Jeram
Publisher: Walker Books
Book format: Paperback
Description: 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.
*Free copy provided by publisher for review…
Review: This is a lovely colouring book for all ages. Based on the book ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ this colouring book both has a story and many pages of colouring, along with stickers too! The book is A4 in size and a good thickness which matches the Millie Marotta colouring books. Each page is a crisp white colour and has a really good quality paper which is both very thick and smooth to colour on. The pages are all double sided and while I can only guarantee pencils working (as that’s what I colour with) but some pens may work, only if they aren’t pressed on for long which younger kids might be inclined to do.
Each page of the book has some lovely images. Throughout the whole book there are pages which tell the story and other pages mingled in between which have just pictures but no text. The basic story is Little Nutbrown asks Big Nutbrown Hare to ‘guess how much I love you’. This sparks off a lovely tale where both of them tell each other how much they love the other. The images are not too complex but even adults who are looking for less complicated colouring books will love the pictures here. Some of the pages with just patterns of beetles or flowers are more complicated and have more potential colouring but all the pages have a good amount of colouring and there are so many pages that there’s many potential hours of fun.
Along with the colouring pages the back page is filled with stickers. These stickers range from lots of little ones featuring snails, butterflies, flowers, etc to a few with both Nutbrown Hares. The stickers can be stuck onto any pictures throughout the book or elsewhere if that’s what you choose. The stickers are glossy and although each character on a sticker has a white outline, you can colour (sort of) on each white part of the sticker.
Some of the colouring pages also feature quite blank spaces. I always see these as places you can embellish the book, either by using the stickers or doodling your own flowers for example, so a great possible bonus for the more creative adults and kids out there.
The tale in this book is so sweet and the images are so charming that I really love this book myself, and I’m an adult. It’s such a sweet story and perfect for kids who are older, especially if they’ve experienced the ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ story book in the past. Even if they haven’t I know that I would have loved this book as a child and even as an adult for simpler colouring in, I just love it and can’t wait to fill the whole book with colour!
Are you familiar with Guess How Much I Love You? What do you think of this fun colouring book? Let me know what you think in the comments below 🙂