The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare, a 5-Star Read {Review and Giveaway}

by Carrie


The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare is one and the same from the Guess How Much I Love You? book by author and illustrator Sam McBratney.

McBratney explains that he wanted to write about Little Nutbrown Hare’s world and in this collection of four short stories, he does exactly that. He takes us exploring around Little Nutbrown Hare’s Hiding Tree, Cloudy Mountain and adventures in the Far Field. Big Nutbrown Hare is present, making sure Little Nutbrown Hare is as safe and secure as always. Lessons about obedience and responsibility are taught in very gentle and subtle ways.

I think my favorite story in the book is “On Cloudy Mountain”. Big Nutbrown Hare takes Little Nutbrown Hare exploring on the mountain where they find dandelions to blow on and places to run about. Soon the clouds start rolling in and Big Nutbrown Hare tells the little one that it’s time to go home. Little Nutbrown Hare feels his fun is being spoilt, but soon realizes that by not obeying, he is finding himself in quite a danger. Our family has a little mountain near our house that we regularly explore and we have had to learn some lessons of obedience while climbing up it so I particularly connected with this story.

Each story in this collection is a delight and my children have asked for frequent re-reads. McBratney has produced another set of quality illustrations that have successfully brought Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare back to life for us to love once again. I highly recommend this one! In fact, I like it so much (as do each of my three children – ages 1, 3 and 6!) that I’m giving this one five stars!

Better still, I am happy to announce that Candlewick Press has offered to give away FOUR copies of The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare to four of you! This contest is open to US Residents only.

Thank you, Candlewick Press, for shooting a copy of this one my direction in exchange for my honest thoughts. Thank you also for your generosity in providing additional copies for our readers here.

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Carrie loves reading books to her children and blogs about that frequently over at Reading to Know.

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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Z-Dad December 1, 2012 at 1:25 am

So glad to see Little Nutbrown Hare back in new adventures! Thanks for the glowing review! We’d love to be entered to win a copy.


2 Michelle December 1, 2012 at 7:00 am

This sounds like a book my 3 year-old would love. We have the original book and he also has a Little Nutbrown Hare Calendar. Thanks for the giveaway!


3 Anne December 1, 2012 at 11:00 am

What a delightful giveaway. Thanks.


4 ellie December 1, 2012 at 11:20 am

This book is a treasure.


5 Angela E. December 1, 2012 at 12:05 pm

Such a sweet book.


6 pearl December 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm

This is great and a precious book.


7 Cindi December 1, 2012 at 2:04 pm

I love the author, illustrator and the
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8 amyc December 1, 2012 at 2:08 pm

My daughter would love this. Thank you!!


9 paige bacon December 1, 2012 at 5:39 pm

very cute. I would love a copy of this for our library.
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10 Kim December 1, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Oh my son would adore this!!!


11 Tammy Gordon December 1, 2012 at 9:57 pm

Would love this!


12 Angie December 1, 2012 at 11:16 pm

To the moon and back! We love little nut brown hare. I would love to give this book to my new nephew! Thank you.


13 Heather December 2, 2012 at 7:02 pm

My kids might be getting a little old for it, but I know plenty of others who would love it!


14 Amy December 2, 2012 at 8:44 pm

We love Little Nutbrown Hare and would love a copy! Thanks, Carrie and 5 Minutes for Books!
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15 Jen December 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm

We love that guy! Hope to win!
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16 Staci A December 3, 2012 at 11:22 am

This looks like a wonderful book. My little guy would love it!


17 Word Lily December 6, 2012 at 9:36 am

I’d love to add this to my son’s library!
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18 stephanie December 6, 2012 at 9:39 am

Love! I’m going to add this to my boy’s Amazon list just in case I don’t win. : )
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19 Lori D. December 6, 2012 at 10:24 am

Another great book to share.


20 Audrey December 6, 2012 at 11:33 am

This sounds like a sweet book. It would be great for my nephew.


21 Sherry D. December 6, 2012 at 11:45 am

We’ve re-read “Guess How Much I Love You” innumerable times over the years! We would love to add these adventures to our children’s book collection.


22 Jes December 6, 2012 at 12:52 pm

This book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!


23 Bluerose December 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm

I’ve turned into the crazy aunt that only gives books as gifts. ;P This one looks PERFECT for a gift, so it’s going on my list for sure!
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24 Annette December 6, 2012 at 1:25 pm

:) It sounds at least as delightful as the first!


25 Emily Demarest December 6, 2012 at 1:31 pm

In about three months there will be a new little person who I think needs a library of books started for them…I’ve read Guess How Much I Love you and thought it very sweet!


26 Jessica B. December 6, 2012 at 2:43 pm

I would love to win this for my kids!!!


27 Karen December 7, 2012 at 5:17 am

We would like this book!


28 June December 7, 2012 at 10:57 am

I want to read this to my grandson.


29 Mikaila December 8, 2012 at 4:30 am

I LOVE the Nutbrown Hares! Can’t wait to get P started on their stories. :)

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30 nannypanpan December 8, 2012 at 10:36 pm

would love this


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