‘Guess How Much I Love You’ Turns 20!
According to Karen Lotz, president and publisher of Candlewick Press (the book’s US publisher), Guess How Much I Love You was the publishing house’s first breakout hit. Now translated into more than 50 languages, the story continues to hold universal appeal.
In May 2015, Candlewick will collaborate with the Children’s Book Council to send the Nutbrown Hare character to bookstores across the country during Children’s Book Week. Stay tuned for more anniversary-related happenings! Meanwhile, fans are encouraged to share their own stories and admiration for the book online using the hashtag #guesshowmuchiloveyou
Every time someone loves someone new for the first time, they want to tell them. There is so much ‘love publishing’ out there, but this is not saccharine, hackneyed, or trite. It’s lovely and fresh and so true to the emotion. It hits the heart and makes people think about what is really important to them. (PW)