Guess How Much I Love You: New License Partner

In the heart of every reader, there’s a cherished story that follows generations, capturing the essence of love in its purest form. For three decades, “Guess How Much I Love You” has been that tale, enchanting readers young and old with its tender narrative and captivating illustrations. As we celebrate its 30th anniversary, Misirli is proud to announce our partnership with this beloved classic picture book. In this blog, we are going to delve into the history and story of ‘Guess How Much I Love You’:

The Story

A heartwarming tale unfolds within the pages of “Guess How Much I Love You,” depicting the boundless affection shared between a parent and child. Little Nutbrown Hare starts the endearing exchange by asking Big Nutbrown Hare, “Guess how much I love you?” As the story unfolds, the duo embarks on a delightful journey, expressing their love through imaginative measures and capturing the depth of their affection in each playful response.

Translated Across Cultures

The impact of “Guess How Much I Love You” extends far beyond borders, resonating with audiences worldwide. With over 57 million copies sold in 57 different languages, its universal message of love knows no bounds. This remarkable achievement has earned the book a well-deserved place in the Nielsen 21st Century Platinum Hall of Fame, joining an exclusive league of literary masterpieces.

Nurturing Creativity

Under the stewardship of Walker Books, the legacy of “Guess How Much I Love You” continues to flourish. From picture books to engaging editions, including jigsaw puzzles, stickers, pop-ups and colouring books, the brand caters to readers of all ages. The release of “Will You Be My Friend?” in January 2024 set the stage for the anniversary year, teasing readers with a new title in 2025.

Remembering Sam McBratney and Anita Jeram

In tribute to the creative genius behind the story, they unveiled the Guess How Much I Love You Legacy Art & Literature trail in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, immortalising the legacy of Sam McBratney. Permanently themed wards at the Belfast Neonatal Hospital pay homage to the iconic illustrations of Anita Jeram, ensuring that their contributions continue to inspire future generations.

Quotes we love

“Then he lay down close by and whispered with a smile, ‘I love you right up to the moon— and back.’”

“Then Little Nutbrown Hare had a good idea. He tumbled upside down and reached up the tree trunk with his feet. ‘I love you all the way up to my toes!’ he said.”

″ ‘I love you all the way down the lane as far as the river,’ cried Little Nutbrown Hare. ‘I love you across the river and over the hills,’ said Big Nutbrown Hare. ”

Embracing the future

As we look ahead to the next chapter of this remarkable tale, one thing is certain: the love encapsulated within its pages will continue to touch lives for generations to come. With new partnerships and global expansion efforts underway, the journey of “Guess How Much I Love You” is far from over.

Who are we?

Established over 50 years ago, Misirli UK is renowned for delivering innovative design solutions to UK blue-chip high-street retailers and grocers. We are a leading manufacturer and supplier of our own brand and licensed character nightwear, underwear, hosiery and socks across men’s, ladies and children’s wear. With the addition of babywear and accessories.

Our products are distributed to over 7,000 retail outlets across the UK and Europe through our franchise partners. Since 1995, our premises have been based in the East Midlands, where we have our Design, Sales, Merchandising, Technical and Accounts teams.

Would you like to partner with us?

We are proud to become a new licensee for the Guess How Much I Love You brand and can offer a range of toddler and adult nightwear, underwear, socks and gifting.