Synopses & Reviews
A joyful picture book about family love from the #1 New York Times
bestselling illustrator of If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
Big or small,
Furry or not,
Here or there,
Inside or out,
Everyone hugs all over the world.
With its loving, simple text and bold, beautiful artwork, this is a perfect board book for baby showers, first birthdays, or a baby's first first Christmas, Hanukkah, or Valentine's Day. And it's not just about hugging! Little ones can learn about opposites and about animals and their habitats in this story too. Mega-selling author and artist Felicia Bond had crafted a perfect picture book filled with animals hugging across the globe that celebrates the universality of love.
"Lewiss dappled watercolors both ground the story in the details of its specific setting—fishing boats resting by the shore, vibrant clothing—and reflect the characters mutual, unconditional devotion, which stretches across borders." —Publishers Weekly
"Commendable. . . Lewiss paintings. . . capture the affection of mother and child, the brightly patterned cloths, the busy market stalls." —School Library Journal
For the first time in twelve years, the Nutbrown Hares hop back for a brand-new GUESS HOW MUCH I LOVE YOU story. Happy spring
Out in the fresh spring air, the two Nutbrown Hares see a tiny acorn growing. Someday it will be a tree, says Big Nutbrown Hare. Then they spy a tadpole that will grow up to be a frog, a caterpillar that will turn into a butterfly, and a nest of eggs that will one day be birds. Suddenly Little Nutbrown Hare turns to Big Nutbrown Hare and laughs. What does a little brown hare like me turn into?
The original family classic is now available in a glorious, full-size hardcover edition just bursting with love. Full color.
Now in a deluxe new edition
Guess how much kids will love this! The original family classic is now available in a fresh new hardcover featuring embossing on the cover — and a new, larger trim size, making it perfect for lap sharing.
"Guess how much I love you," says Little Nutbrown Hare. Little Nutbrown Hare shows his daddy how much he loves him: as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare, who can reach farther and hop higher, loves him back just as much. Well then Little Nutbrown Hare loves him right up to the moon, but that's just halfway to Big Nutbrown Hare's love for him.
Each morning as the sun brightens the West African sky, mother and child prepare to start their day. They spend it bound together, the child riding on the mothers back watching their world go past. Pounding millet, drawing water from the well, visiting friends, shopping at the outdoor marketdays are shared in perfect step with one another. And even when the child grows big enough to go off and explore their world, the everlasting embrace endures.
Illustrated with E.B. Lewiss stunning watercolors that bring to life the land and people of Mali, Gabrielle Emanuels tender story celebrates the universal bond between mother and child.
About the Author
Gabrielle Emanuel lived in Mali for a year after graduating from Dartmouth. She worked in the health sector in the small town of Bandiagara and later in the capitol of Bamako. She would often read to one little girl, and was dismayed that none of the books available reflected the landscape and culture of the country. For the next two years she was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford studying public policy; she now works at NPR in Washington, D.C., where she currently lives. Gabrielle has always loved traveling and storytelling. The Everlasting Embrace
, her first book, gave her the opportunity to combine those loves.
E.B. Lewis has illustrated many acclaimed picture books, including his collaborations with Jacqueline Woodson: Each Kindness, The Other Side, and Coming On Home Soon, which was named a Caldecott Honor Book. He received the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award for Talkin About Bessie by Nikki Grimes. He teaches at the University of Arts in Philadelphia and makes his home in Folsom, New Jersey.