Thursday, 29 September 2016

Guess How Much I Love You - Snuggle Book Giveaway

How much I Love You Snuggle Book

Books have always played a big role in our home. From helping our autistic boys access their imagination to immersing the all our children in words - books provide a source of education and fun for our family. We use basic books to label items to help increase vocabulary.  One of the greatest opportunities is that of shared attention or activity.  The joy and skill of doing something together and what better way to do that than with a snuggle book.

Just as in the summer, I encouraged kids to chill out in the shade with some book time, I think as it turns into autumn, snuggling up with one together is great too. Some of the best interactions we've had with David have been around letters and books are a way we can engage him. Like 25% of people with autism, David is still pre-verbal and the first time he signed 'hug' was so special. There really is nothing like a snuggle and that feeling you get when you connect with your child.

How much I Love You Snuggle Book


So I'm delighted to run a giveaway of the 'Guess How Much I Love You' Snuggle Book written by Sam McBratney and published by Walker Books. This gorgeously soft bedtime Guess How Much I Love You Snuggle Cloth Book has been created from a story that is a favourite all over the world.

It tells the story of Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare and how they play as they try to express their love for one another. As each tries to outdo the other, they discover that love is not an easy thing to measure! David's autism may mean he is a five year old who hardly speaks, but I remember the joy I had the first time he said something that resembled 'I love you' - that wasn't an easy thing to measure either!

How much I Love You Snuggle Book


This "snuggle book" version has been stripped right down to three sentences from the original story, these are: "I love you this much," "I love you as high as I can hop," and "I love you right up to the moon and back" and is beautifully illustrated by Anita Jeram,

It is a wonderfully soft bedtime companion that is safe for any baby to snuggle up with so they can enjoy books straight away.  As they grow they can also enjoy the lovely activities that accompany the book on www.guesshowmuchiloveyou.com

The book retails for £9.99.  I have one copy to giveaway by the end of October and will post within the UK, Good luck and I hope it brings you or whoever you give the book to a special connection time with their little one too.

Enter the giveaway below by following me on social media and tweeting this link 1st and 31st October, and don't forget to comment below so I can get your contact details in case you win!

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You can learn more about how some people with autism communicate using Makaton sign language
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21 comments:

  1. Oh I love this book but I've never seen the snuggle version. It looks great.
    Thanks for the giveaway. Fingers crossed :-)
    #brillblogposts

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  2. I love these sorts of books! #KCACOLS

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  3. I've entered! Although I literally cannot read this book without crying. How lovely that David signs hug to you too - I might have a little stealth weep now! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday.

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  4. We hae 2 copies of this book as it has been so loved in our house! Such a heart warming, beautiful story with lovely illustrations too. Thank you for linking up to #EatSleepBlogRT 🎉

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  5. It's a lovely book! I havent seen the snuggle version before, looks like it'd make the perfect newborn present! #eatsleepblog

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  6. What a cute little book! #KCACOLS

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  7. Such a beautiful book X #bigpinklink

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  8. We love this story! The illustrations are so beautiful and even I have held onto the words myself. I love how the snuggley version of the book as been simplified. Thank you for sharing with the #DreamTeam xx

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  9. We have the hardback version of this book, and it's always been a hit with my eldest!! The youngest, who loves snuggly things, would love this-he's always trying to take books to bed! At least with this, it'd be a lovely soft and safe book to take! How lovely that your son signs 'hug' to you-that must make for quite a moment for you.
    #bigpinklink

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  10. IT amazes me how many different versions there are of this book. Somehow we have at least 3, love this one though. Thanks for linking up to #MarvMondays. Kaye xo

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  11. I love this book and had it for my daughter when she was younfer too it is a classic! #kcacols

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  12. This book looks so lovely!
    #KCACOLS

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  13. Awww i love this series and we have this book... what a lovely competition
    thanks for linking to #ablogginggoodtime

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  14. Would love to win this for my 18 month old. Thanks for the opportunity xx

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  15. We love this book in English, German and French!

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  16. We love this book in English, German and French!

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  17. We love this book in English, German and French!

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  18. We love this book in English, German and French!

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  19. Desperate to win this for my two girls xx

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