Skip to content

Guess How Much I Love You – review and giveaway

February 5, 2011

The girls were delighted when we were asked if we’d like to review a copy of the DVD of Guess How Much I Love You as we are already fans of the book by Sam McBratney. The DVD is the stage production of this much loved classic and shows Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare’s journey through the four seasons. Packed full of songs and with some keen audience participation, this DVD is suitable for ages 3 and up, although my 2 year old was fascinated by it and soon picked up the actions to some of the songs. Grace’s favourite part was the song at the end (which we are all still singing!) and Faith loved the two rabbits and their costumes.

The DVD is currently on sale on Amazon and for £9.99 and you can see a trailer of the DVD here. I’ve also been given a copy of the DVD to give away so if you’d like to be in with a chance of winning this please leave a comment telling me what your favourite book is to read with your children.

The competition is open until midnight on Thursday10th February 2011, when I will pick a winner at random. The winner will be notified on Friday 11th February so please make sure you fill in your email address in the box when you leave your comment (this will only be visible to me). There is one entry per person and the DVD will be shipped to a UK address only.

This is a review post. We were given one free copy of the DVD to review and one to give away.

62 Comments leave one →
  1. June Conquest permalink
    February 5, 2011 6:05 pm

    I would love a copy of this DVD for my darling grandchildren – Amy who’s seven and five year old Jessica, who both just love watching animated films.
    My favourite book to read with them is, “The Night before Christmas”, which is quite seasonal really, but the excitement of Christmas and the visit by Father Christmas is captured so vividly in poetry that the children just love it and never tire of hearing it.

  2. February 5, 2011 6:11 pm

    The Gruffalo, and The Gruffalo’s Child – not very original, but my two-year-old son adores them both and it’s great to see how into the story he gets.

  3. Emma Berkley permalink
    February 5, 2011 7:02 pm

    For me it has to be classic fairy tales in which I find it hard to pick just one. Recently we have had lots of fun with Jack & the Beanstalk though – reading the book, growng a beanstalk, doing actions for the Giant’s footsteps and really bringing the book to life … I have as much fun as they do! x

  4. Kelly Koya permalink
    February 5, 2011 7:16 pm

    The Velveteen Rabbit 🙂

  5. Pamela Gossage permalink
    February 5, 2011 7:20 pm

    We’re Going On a Bear Hunt. It’s like having an adventure every night

  6. Jennifer Thorpe permalink
    February 5, 2011 7:54 pm

    dogs don’t do ballet is the current favourite, but the all-time favourite is the gruffalo 🙂

  7. Nicola West permalink
    February 5, 2011 7:59 pm

    My little girl absolutely loves the tickly monster. When she hears this she giggles like an angel.

  8. Andrea Smith permalink
    February 5, 2011 8:12 pm

    I used to love reading The Gruffalo to my two when they were younger, at the moment we’re reading Twilight!!! They’re 8 and 9 now!!

  9. ANNE TIERNAN permalink
    February 5, 2011 8:18 pm


  10. ashleigh permalink
    February 5, 2011 8:18 pm

    we have a few favourites in our house, my youngest loves dear zoo which my daughter loved when she was a bit younger too. My daughter loves the Gruffulo and also a nick sharrett book called moo cow kung fu cow x

  11. Rachael G permalink
    February 5, 2011 8:27 pm

    We love Room on the Broom! An excellent story with great illustrations and my little girl loves to fill in the blanks that I leave when I read the story.

  12. SARAH LAMBERT permalink
    February 5, 2011 8:31 pm

    There is 2 in our house as i have 2 children
    My little boy loves The Grufflo as he loves all the different voices we can do for the different animals

    My little girl loves Alfie stories as she adores his little sister Annie-rose and when they both go on adventures together she could set there all day and let me read to her or she will read to me

    I would love to win this dvd for the both of them as books are a big part of their lives as it should be in every household : )

  13. JULIE PANNELL permalink
    February 5, 2011 9:02 pm


  14. Emma Barron permalink
    February 5, 2011 9:04 pm

    We love ‘Not Now Bernard’, It is basically about a boy who gets eaten by a monster, but the parents are always too busy to realise – does this sound familiar!! My kids love the story but they also like the pictures too!! We also love ‘The Shopping Trip’ which is about a boy who gets told by his mum to visit the Supermarket with a list of items which he has to get, but on the way home he gets confronted by various animals who want his wares!!

  15. Gemma Harrison permalink
    February 5, 2011 9:27 pm

    We love Stick Man. Its about a Stick man and his family and one day he goes for a jog then keeps getting mistaken for a stick and ends up far from home, he finally gets home with the help of Santa. Brilliant!

  16. rachael woodhouse permalink
    February 5, 2011 9:50 pm

    it has to be the Grufalo at the moment that is – my daughter was bought it for Christmas & she’s hooked!

  17. Rachel Edney permalink
    February 5, 2011 11:12 pm

    My son never tires of The Very Lazy Ladybird, we can read it 4 or 5 times a day. My favourits are all the Guess How Much I Love You books though, they always bring a tear to my eye every time I read them. It’s not until you become a mum that stories like that really touch you. I will keep them forever, stored in the box in the attic with all the photos and and drawing the children have made.

  18. Coralie Pearson permalink
    February 5, 2011 11:12 pm

    My daughter loves me to read the Happy Families books to her, our favourite is Mrs Lathers Laundry.

  19. Rachel Edney permalink
    February 5, 2011 11:12 pm

    favourites, even!!

  20. February 5, 2011 11:48 pm

    “Chicken, chips and peas” or any of the rest of the Fast Fox, Slow Dog series

  21. paul pennington permalink
    February 5, 2011 11:53 pm

    stickman !

  22. sarah allcoat permalink
    February 6, 2011 4:08 am

    My little nieces would adore this. I remeber reading it to my youngest daughter when she was tiny. Her favourites were the Mick Inkpen stories of Kipper which I have already sent to her cousins.

  23. February 6, 2011 8:33 am

    Well, Guess How Much I Love You is my fav book to read to them. IT is special to us as we had someone read it out at our wedding. I took Adam to see the stage production when it came to Aberdeen and we loved it. Lots of good songs. Another favourite is called Sixteen Cows but I can’t think of the author right now. There are so many great children’s books.

  24. Andy D permalink
    February 6, 2011 8:52 am

    The three pigs

  25. Alice Hindley permalink
    February 6, 2011 9:20 am

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr Seuss

  26. Rachel permalink
    February 6, 2011 1:33 pm

    My daughters love ‘Room on the Broom’

  27. Solange permalink
    February 6, 2011 3:40 pm

    The Velveteen Rabbit

  28. February 6, 2011 7:03 pm

    Our favourites are Dear Zoo, the very hungry caterpillar and calm down boris 🙂

  29. RUTH PALMER permalink
    February 6, 2011 8:42 pm

    my son’s favourite [and mine!] is each peach pear plum, he loves to say the rhyming word at the end of the sentence and look for the hidden characters.

  30. Denice permalink
    February 6, 2011 9:00 pm

    Just love reading the book ‘You Choose’ a really brilliant book for any age of child and one that we look over time and time again.

  31. lisa hallam permalink
    February 6, 2011 11:27 pm

    Do I really have to choose just one?
    the gruffalo… no, the hungry caterpillar… no, guess how much i love you… errrm no, shark in the park, my friend bear ? tiger, definitely tiger, or maybe old elephant. hmmm…sorry i absolutely give up, there are just too many amazing childrens books and there’s no way i can choose one. My girls and I love rhyming books and books with a good rhythm and books with lots of voices, oh and books with actions, and quiet bedtime books, and noisy anytime books. maybe I’ll have another think and come up with a definitive alltime favourite…maybe!

  32. Helen permalink
    February 7, 2011 12:03 am

    Room on the broom for my 4 year old. My 1 month old hasn’t decided yet but my 8 year old loves Roald Dahl, especially Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

  33. Mandy permalink
    February 7, 2011 11:19 am

    We all love My house is a Squash and Squeeze!!

  34. MELANIE HUNT permalink
    February 7, 2011 5:51 pm


  35. Helen Ridge permalink
    February 7, 2011 6:26 pm

    My daughters both love reading Vesuvius Poovius by Kes Gray. Obviously, they giggle all the way through!!! 🙂

  36. kerrie permalink
    February 7, 2011 6:31 pm

    my daughter likes spot, as did I!

  37. Sean permalink
    February 7, 2011 6:32 pm

    my little one is really into Gruffelo at the moment

  38. Heather permalink
    February 7, 2011 8:21 pm

    i love to read noddy and burglar bill to my kids. my dad would read them to me when i was younger too

  39. Lisa backhouse permalink
    February 7, 2011 8:59 pm

    My little one loves the hungry caterpillar and a squash & a aqueeze

  40. Paul Witney permalink
    February 7, 2011 10:35 pm

    My younger daughter loves all the Julia Donaldson books (The Gruffalo, etc.). Currently working my way through Narnia with my older daughter.

  41. Angela Campbell permalink
    February 8, 2011 12:09 am

    ‘We’re going on a bear hunt’. But when I read it my son corrects me and tells me we’re going to catch a ‘little one’ not a big one as it won’t fit in his bedroom!?!

  42. Mandy permalink
    February 8, 2011 1:18 am

    Laura’s Star and The Rainbow Fish are our favourites.

  43. linda curtis permalink
    February 8, 2011 7:41 am

    i love the
    Enid Blyton THE FARAWAY TREE collection , it was my favourite book as a little girl then i read it to all my 3 children and now i read them to my grandsons , the books are full of imagination and so much fun ,

  44. roger artingstall permalink
    February 8, 2011 1:28 pm

    My favourite book top read with the children is going on a bear hunt it’s a classic

  45. Lisa S permalink
    February 8, 2011 2:41 pm

    It would have to be the Gingerbread Man the kids join in and its a classic read along and have fun story.

  46. nikki reynolds permalink
    February 8, 2011 3:42 pm

    We have the hutchinson treasury of childrens literature which is brilliant as there are so many old classics and nursery rhymes in it!

  47. Ruth Tesdale permalink
    February 8, 2011 6:49 pm

    I read “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Graham to my children and now I am reading it to my grandson. Some of the words used are difficult at first but this does not hinder understanding of the story and indeed helps build a bigger vocabulary

  48. Claire Osman permalink
    February 8, 2011 8:37 pm

    We love ‘A Squash and a Squeeze’ I first read this to my little boy when he was only a few weeks old and it’s become a firm favourite 🙂

  49. Clare White permalink
    February 9, 2011 7:43 am

    Do you know I can’t think of any particular book however, I do remember loving those books which you had to choose your own ending.

  50. Lisa permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:27 pm

    My Daughter loves to read Baby Bear which was a free book we were given by the health visitor when she was a few weeks old. She is nearly 2 and we have read it nearly everyday.

  51. Alice Beaumont permalink
    February 9, 2011 1:36 pm

    Nothing can beat the very hungry caterpillar!

  52. Cathy MacLennan permalink
    February 9, 2011 5:35 pm

    I used to read Each Peach Pear Plum, The very hungry caterpillar and also Guess How Much I love you. Would love to win this and hand it down.

  53. Jamie Ward permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:04 pm

    My sons favourite book is the book we wrote highligting his life. He loves hearing about how he was born and how we felt during those days when he ‘was in Mummy’s tummy’ and when we saw him for the first time. When we ask him what story he would like at bedtime he will, more often than not, say ‘Little Ewan’ (his name)

  54. Georgie Warsop permalink
    February 9, 2011 8:38 pm

    The Stick Man, though I’m not sure if it’s my four children’s favourite or mine.

  55. kerry Waters permalink
    February 9, 2011 9:23 pm

    My children still all love Were going on a Bear Hunt. They enjoy the interactive nature of the book and because its repetitive they have joined it since they were very young.

  56. Liz permalink
    February 9, 2011 10:19 pm

    Any Julia Donaldson book is a hit in our house. My favourites are probably Tiddler and Sharing a Shell

  57. Sally Willcock permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:39 pm

    Dirty Joe the Pirate by Bill Harley is good for a laugh!

  58. Stuart Osborne permalink
    February 9, 2011 11:40 pm

    Any Hairy Maclary by Lynly Dodd – such good fun.

  59. Claire Butler permalink
    February 10, 2011 12:12 am

    My 3yr old favourite book is Spot bakes a cake , so ilove reading this with him an discussing it. However it would love to read to him the patchwork cat as was a favourite of mine as a small child but at the moment he loves spot and no other books will do

  60. Stuart Osborne permalink
    February 10, 2011 6:56 pm

    Any of the Hairy Maclary books by Lynley Dodd – great fun for all ages

  61. Sally Willcock permalink
    February 10, 2011 6:57 pm

    Dirty Joe the Pirate by Bill Harley – colourful, entertaining, rhyming – brilliant

  62. Natalie Gladman permalink
    February 10, 2011 11:00 pm

    We have two (which were firm favourites and 8 years later, still are): We’re Going On a Bear Hunt and Slinky Malinki…. 🙂 xx

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: