Books We Love
Raai hoe lief is ek vir jou – 20ste verjaardaguitgawe
I bought this book for M in November when she had to stay with granny (who she calls “Mi” – derived from the word oumie/ouma) for four days. This was the very first time (in both of our lives) that we where apart. I bought this book and wrote a special message that Mi had to read to her every evening before bed.
When I had to choose a gift for M that would remind her how much I loved her I could think of nothing better than the all time classic and favourite – Guess How Much I Love you by Sam McBratney. The centre of the story is love and what makes this book so special is that it represents love in all its shape and sizes. This book can be given to anyone, by anyone to tell them how much they are loved. It has no gender references and is filled with words of admiration and love.
The book tells the story of a big and a little rabbit trying to guess how much the one loves the other. This is a very special bedtime story and a ‘must’ for every household. This is also an excellent book to use to help little ones adjust to a new baby in the house. Cuddling up in bed at night and spending some quality time reading a book telling them how much you love them is sure to help them feel wanted and loved.
I bought the Afrikaans version as they did not have the English version in stock. I prefer the English version as I feel that some books cannot be translated without losing some of the magic. If you however prefer an Afrikaans book then I would still recommend this book. The beautiful message is so strong that it even survives translation.