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Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
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May 02, 08

Recommended for: Fathers

One of the only books I can read to my daughter where the adult in the book is a male. Most of the books have no men or relegate the father to support-staff roles.

Having said that, the book is really a testosterone-fueled look at the competitive indoctrination of little boys.

Paraphrase of text:

Kid: I love you as million.

Dad: I love you a billion.

Kid: Can't you let me win once?

Dad: Only when you surpass my strength, then I will live vicariously through you.


Despite this shortcoming, the illustrations are great. My daughter loves it.
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message 1: by Catie (new)

Catie what a great review, I love this book! I read it to the kids I babysit.


message 2: by Amy (new)

Amy haha! Great review! Eat Your Peas Louise is a book with a girl and father. My daughter thinks it's hilarious. In comparison to Big Nutbrown Hare, the dad is a big wimp, but who isn't?


Lily What a shame I didn't read your review 4 years ago, so that I could recommend the 'Can't you sleep little bear?' books by Martin Waddell and Barbara Firth. Parent bear always seemed like a Dad to me.


Nisha Malhotra Hmmm - competitive indoctrination- never thought of it. Insightful.


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