Shortlisted for the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award and the Children’s Illustrated Book of the Year Award, this is the story of Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare, who discover that love is not an easy thing to measure.

“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 18 million copies worldwide. First published nearly 15 years ago, this book is one that children will ask for time and again.


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  1. This is such a wonderful book. It’s a neat way for your child to
    really know how much you love them. I think until you become a parent
    you don’t really know how much more your parents love you.

  2. love this book and so do my children. Its bright and read fun time reading

  3. This is one of the best books I ever received for my son, we read
    it every night from as young as 9 months until he got to the point where
    he could read it with me. It has gorgeous pictures and a wonderful
    story line bringing child and parent closer together through interaction
    like showing with your arms how much you love each other. A bonus is
    you can get it in hardbook which stands the test of time. My son is now
    10 and its still going strong.

  4. This was such a lovely book to read to my kids. I am always telling
    them I love them (even though I feel like tearing my hair out
    sometimes). It’s always nice when they tell me they love me back. A firm

  5. my children have read this book at Sunday Schoola nd they love the book. The illustrations are bright and gorgeous

  6. There is a lot to like about this book. First of all, it has a
    very positive love message for fathers and sons not all that common a
    theme in children’s books. Secondly the story itself is sweet without
    being cloying, and the illustrations are first rate.

  7. I have read this book with my sunday school likes and i think this is a lovely book.

  8. This is such a beautiful story.

    A classic, although I hadent
    heard it until my brother-in-law read it at the church for our wedding,
    he then gave my son the book for his first birthday (a few days later).

    This book is suitable for the newest child to adults, its just a beautiful story about love.

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