Monday, September 18, 2006

Book Report: "Guess How Much I Love You"

[Spoiler Warning: I give away the ending in this post. Please do not read if you would like to remain in suspense.]

The classic "Guess How Much I Love You" by Sam McBratney shows the difficult struggles of young rabbits as they are constantly one-upped by those in a position of power. In this story, Big Nutbrown Hare engages in a pissing contest with Little Nutbrown Hare to see who loves the other more. No matter what LNH says, BNH has an answer...."I love you as far as I can reach," says LNH. "Well, I'm bigger and I love you as far as I can reach," replies BNH. You cheer for LNH at the climax when LNH realizes that nothing can be higher than the moon...."I love you all the way up to the moon," he says.

His efforts are immediately blanked by BNH, "I love you all the way up to the moon...and back, fool!"

Ah, but there is a good reason for your children to rest easy at the end. Little do people know that Big Nutbrown Hare is actually the Trix rabbit. In "Guess How Much I Love You II", BNH's efforts to get a bowl of cereal are rejected by Little Nutbrown Boy who says, "Silly Rabbit, Trix are for kids."

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