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Love You Forever [Paperback]

Robert Munsch , Sheila McGraw
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (186 customer reviews)
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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 (186 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 555 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 116 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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5 of 5 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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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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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
5.0 out of 5 stars i want to cry 14 Jan 2001
By A Customer
I read this a long long time ago when I was a little girl and I lost the book. back then it didnt matter much but now that i'm going through tough times and i truly know the value of this book now. every time i think of a mother singing such wonderful words to her child and about such unconditional love i cry. i'm proud to say i love my mother like this and despite reader-from-alabama's comments i am a daughter and i think she's missing the point of the book entirely....
I'm getting this book again soon and I have no intention to lose it. Rather I plan to keep it for when I have children many years from now. This si the kind of book you will remember for the rest of your life. I havent read it in many years yet I remember everything about it.
Thank you to Robert Munsch.
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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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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It means so much... 14 Nov 2003
I had read a shortened version of this book over email some time ago. At the time it really stuck a cord as I was a mother of two boys and could see that rather than a mother stalking her son as he grew, it is in fact a demonstration of how great a mothers love is.
Last year my thrid son was stillborn, it has been a difficult time for us and often people think that we do not love our son who died as much as those that we have with us. One of the reviews I read on here informed me that in fact the author of the book has dedicated the book to two of his children that were sadly stillborn. It goes to prove what I have been trying to say to so many thoughtless people, that just becuase your baby is not with you, it does not mean they are forgotten and unloved. In the short time you spent with them you imagined a whole life time of love with them and had dreams and aspiations for their future and these feelings continue even after their precious life has ended.
A truly lovely book.
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