#AD/Gifted. On 14th February 2011 I bought my three month old son a book; that book was Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney. Since then I have read the story of the big nutbrown hare and the little nutbrown hair to him regularly; and now he’s reading it to me. I confess, it’s virtually impossible for me to read it out loud without a lump appearing in my throat; I’m a big, big softie.
Guess How Much I Love You has grown and become part of the fabric of parenthood. I don’t know anyone who hasn’t told their children that they love them to the moon and back. It’s part of our bedtimes and our goodbyes and I’ll be sad when he stops sleepily whispering it to me.
For the last THREE YEARS I’ve asked for a Guess How Much I Love You Big Nutbrown Hare for Mother’s Day. I thought it would be a lovely gift; one which really meant something to both me and my son and a reminder of our ‘love you to the moon and back’ thing. But no, my endless hinting, sharing of links and asking outright has come to nothing. So I’ve gone rogue and got my own. I will wrap it beautifully, give it to my son the night before Mother’s Day and ask him to gift it to me first thing on Mothering Sunday.
The Big Nutbrown Hare is beautiful. It’s as beautiful and as soft and snuggly as I’d hoped. Big Nutbrown Hare is made from super soft plush with an adorable embroidered “I Love You” on his foot. His bottom is full of beans so he can sit perfectly on any surface. He’s suitable from birth, and also suitable for 42 year old women who have been asking for a Big Nutbrown Hare for THREE YEARS.
Big Nutbrown Hare is keenly priced at £14.99 and part of a wider range of nursery products. Apparently the Guess How Much I Love You range is great for a baby’s nursery, or for giving to the people you love for Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day for example.
Big Nutbrown Hare is made by Rainbow Designs and is available from a wide range of retailers.
Disclosure: We were sent a Guess How Much I Love You Big Nutbrown Hare from Rainbow Designs for review purposes. All images and opinions are our own.
Paddington Bear has been a part of the nation’s childhoods since 1958. The tale of the lost bear from Darkest Peru has delighted and inspired generations of children, me included, and now my son loves Paddington too. This October is Paddington’s 60th anniversary month, will you be celebrating 60 years of this little lost bear from Darkest Peru?
In 1958 the first Paddington Bear book, A Bear Called Paddington was published. Little could Michael Bond have known then how many people around the world would come to know and love this small bear, with his recognisable bush hat and duffle coat.
To celebrate this milestone anniversary, Rainbow Designs have unveiled their brand new Paddington Bear Classic range. It features a host of cuddly toys for enthusiasts and fans of Paddington to cuddle and love. One of the most eye-catching in the range is the new Large Cuddly Anniversary Paddington Bear with Scarf. This Paddington Bear plush is snuggled up in a checked scarf complete with “Please look after this Bear” label. This plush is cuddly enough to appeal to young Paddington fans and stylish enough to look the part on a collector’s shelf.
The design of this Anniversary Paddington Bear is inspired by the original artworks by Peggy Fortnum and he does look very true to the original bear. I love his battered felt hat and the label (which you can remove if you want) is a lovely extra touch. The snuggly scarf with the 60th anniversary badge is what will make this bear such a collectible. His coat isn’t removable and the duffle coat toggles are printed on, which I think is a much better option if you’re giving this bear to young children.
This Anniversary Paddington Bear is suitable from birth and as soft and cuddly as they come. He is 23cm tall and costs around £24.99.
The 60th Anniversary Paddington Bear would make a wonderful gift for a Paddington Bear fan of any age. With Christmas coming, who will look after this bear?