On Sunday 21st June, children all over the country will be celebrating their dads, grandads, uncles, and all other fatherly figures of numerous shapes and sizes for Father’s Day. Not too long ago, we shared a blog post full to bursting of pictures and stories of our very own Walker dads sharing the love of reading with their sons and daughters. We think a story is the best gift you can share with your dad on Father’s Day, and the perfect book to celebrate fatherly/daughterly/sonly love is Sam McBratney’s Guess How Much I Love You.
Guess is the timeless tale of Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare, who find more and more inventive ways to express how much they love each other. Big Nutbrown Hare’s declaration of “I love you right up to the moon – and back” has helped this story become a way of saying “I love you” all over the world. And that’s exactly what we want to say to our wonderful dads on Father’s Day!
This is the best year to discover Guess How Much I Love You with your dad, as it’s the book’s 20th anniversary! You can visit the Guess website and find out more about the Nutbrown Hares by clicking this link: http://www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com. Our friends at The Sun newspaper have been running a competition to celebrate both 20 years of Guess and dads – all you had to do to enter was write to them explaining why your dad is the best dad in Britain! Easy, right? Why not try writing to your dad and telling him all the reasons why he’s the best?
We hope you and your dad have a brilliant day this Sunday. Be sure to add an Independent on Sunday newspaper to your dad’s breakfast in bed tray – there will be even more Guess How Much I Love You celebrations inside!