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Love You Forever [Paperback]

Robert Munsch , Sheila McGraw
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)
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Book Description

31 Dec 1986
A young woman holds her newborn sonAnd looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him: "I'll love you forever I'll like you for always As long as I'm living My baby you'll be." So begins the story that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide. Since publication in l986, "Love You Forever" has sold more than 15 million copies in paperback and the regular hardcover edition (as well as hundreds of thousands of copies in Spanish and French). Firefly Books is proud to offer this sentimental favorite in a variety of editions and sizes: We offer a trade paper and laminated hardcover edition in a 8" x 8" size. In gift editions we carry: a slipcased edition (8 1/2" x 8 1/4"), with a laminated box and a cloth binding on the book and a 10" x 10" laminated hardcover with jacket. And a Big Book Edition, 16" x 16" with a trade paper binding.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd (31 Dec 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0920668372
  • ISBN-13: 978-0920668375
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 19.6 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (179 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,238 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The mother sings to her sleeping baby "I'll love you forever, I'll love you for always, As long as I'm living my baby you'll be". She still sings the same song when her baby has turned into a fractious 2-year-old, a slovenly 9-year-old, and then a raucous teen. So far, so ordinary--but this is one persistent lady. When her son grows up and leaves home, she takes to driving across town with a ladder on the car roof, climbing in to her grown son's window, and rocking the sleeping man in the same way. Then, inevitably, the day comes when she's too old and sick to hold him, and the roles are at last reversed. Each stage is illustrated by one of Sheila McGraw's comic and yet poignant pastels. (Ages 4 to 8) --Richard Farr


My children and I enjoyed it, night after night, for years... It is a charmer. The simple story touches the heart.--Jeith L. Runyon"Louisville Courier-Journal" (11/13/2005)

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112 of 115 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It really rates five THOUSAND stars! 25 Mar 1999
By A Customer
A few short years ago I was caring for my elderly mother, frail from Parkinson's Disease, at the same time I was raising two young children. My mother had become so thin that I could lift her almost the same as I lifted my children. I put her to bed every night, as I did my chldren, and after taking great care to adjust her pillow, I would spend some time just staring into her deep blue eyes and she would look at me and softly say "I love you, I love you, I love you," before drifting off to sleep. "Love You Forever" is a true story. It's the story of how my mother grew old and became a child again and loved me through it all, and how my children are getting bigger now and how even I am getting older, and how I will love them forever, wherever they are in the whole wide world, the same way my mother loved me, even when she was old and frail. If I had thought to do so, I would have read this book at my mother's funeral. (I am touched to see that another reader did just that.)I read this book to my children when they were little, but they were too young to understand. (You see, it is not a children's book at all.)When my children are grown - or at what seems to be the right time - I want them each to have a copy of this tender metaphor of parent love.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars love you forever 24 Mar 2006
this book is lovely for parents regardless of the age of their children.It tells the story of a mothers love for her son throughout his/her life.A lovely gift for mothers everywhere!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
A deeply profound explantion of how a parent loves their child, humourously told in a lovely popetic style. It challenges me deeply every time I read it to my young children to think about them and my own parents.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest! 12 Mar 1997
By A Customer
If you want to see a bunch of hardened Social Workers cry; read them this book. We sat around and boo hooed like babies.
If more parents read this book to their children I might be out of a job; wouldn't that be wonderful?
May "Love You Forever" never go out of print.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A truly touching book 20 Nov 1997
By A Customer
I picked up this book quite by chance the other day in the store and read it through. At first it was the humor of the mom sneaking through to have one more "rocking" for the night. I was in tears by the end of the book and I don't even know why. I bought the book immediately, but it will interesting to try and read it without breaking up in tears. I tried to put the book back on the shelf, but it stayed firmly in my shopping cart. I did wonder about the picture of the mom driving across town to rock her adult son, but then I decided perhaps that was analyzing too much! A great book, which seems to show that kids are listening even when you are convinced they are not. The little boy heard his mother's lullaby even though he was asleep, so he could then pass it on to his own little one.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Never in my life have I ever been so touched by one book. I have two daughters, Nicole, 5, and Emily, 2. It is my honor to read to them each night. The process is simple, they pick the stories and I read it to them. But on this one night, reading them a story was not simple. "Love you forever" was like no children's book I have read. In short, by books end I was in complete tears and hugging my two daughters and never wanting to let go. And though I did eventually let go of them physically, this book reinforced in me the thought that as long as I am alive, my two girls will be my little babies forever and always. Thanking you for reaching a part of my heart I didn't know existed. Michael Romeo (romeomj@earthlink.net) Burbank, CA
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
a beautiful book with a message of love this book shows even the youngest child that no matter how naughty they have been or how flustered their parent has become "i'll love you forever, i'll like you for always....." a lovely book with a message of love each and every time you share this book with your child
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Life comes full circle 18 Dec 1998
By A Customer
I had been given this book but it didn't become personal until I re-read it after my mother died. She has suffered from Alzheimer's and had been in a nursing home five years and then died Christmas Eve, 1992. I spoke at her funeral and talked about the child becoming the parent and the parent becoming the child. I read the book at the funeral and I don't believe there was a dry eye. I do not see this as a children's book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Gorgeous book to share with baby
Published 2 days ago by sharon hamilton
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good book
Published 5 days ago by MBM
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny and heart-warming, lovely book
Lovely book to let your child know you really will love them forever. Funny but touching, brings a tear to your eye.
Published 11 days ago by vic77
5.0 out of 5 stars a beautiful book to pass down the generations ☺️
A lovely story..a beautiful book to pass down the generations ☺️
Published 14 days ago by Sharon Hart
1.0 out of 5 stars Weird!
The book gets a bit odd towards the end. I'd be concerned about a mother who creeps into his house at night to nurse him!
Published 25 days ago by kate
1.0 out of 5 stars Weird. Just weird.
Heard this on friends and thought it sounded lovely. Whilst the sentiment is indeed lovely - a mother's endless love for her child, his reciprocal love and the love for his own... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Toothfairy
1.0 out of 5 stars eeeeuuuwwww
This is without doubt the creepiest so-called children's book i have ever seen in my life. Not for nothing does it have a twee picture of a lavatory on the front. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Pulverulentus S.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Beautifully written and illustrated books. Excellent purchase and delivery. Very interactive reading between child and adult enabling child to explore the story and relate it to... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Hunnie
2.0 out of 5 stars I found it a bit creepy
There was just something about the old lady crawling into the bedroom that gave me the creeps, I don't want to read it again.
Published 2 months ago by Gillian
5.0 out of 5 stars Great keepsake
Me and my daughter read this when she was 5 every night, during a move we lost it...I tryed to find it on the internet for years after with no luck, my daughter is turning 16 and i... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Lucy
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