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Love You Forever [Paperback]

Robert Munsch , Sheila McGraw
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 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: 20.4 x 20.4 x 0.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,087 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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108 of 111 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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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
2.0 out of 5 stars love you forever 4 Jan 2011
read reviews before purchasing book but got it anyway can honestly say its one of the strangest books every read definately not one for me!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS 7 Mar 2005
By A Customer
When my canadian sister-in-law purchased this book for me, I thought it was a little odd, until I read it for the first time to my 4 year old little boy. I cried. I thought how silly I was. When I read it for the second time, I cried again. It is so touching. I have lent it to my friend, she cried just reading it to herself. It is my favourite book to read to my little boy, although he has grown out of it now (he's 6 and a half). A fantastic book, lovely illustrations, buy it for all your friends.
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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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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 11 days ago by Lucy
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
I bought this as a gift as I had been given one years ago from an American friend. Emotional and lovely.
Published 18 days ago by vg
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful story for adults and children alike!!
Read this book for the first time while working in a Montessori school and pregnant and tears were flowing down my cheeks by the end of it! Read more
Published 25 days ago by Sarah Drew
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful
wonderful book, my sons love it they actually don't mind and sitting and listening to it every night. its a book everyone should have.
Published 29 days ago by bea
5.0 out of 5 stars warning all new mothers
i received this as a gift at the birth of my first son. I couldn't manage to get to the end of it for the first two years of his life. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Grenelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks!
This is a wonderful book about a mom&son's bond and the love they share! It's beautiful!! The book was ordered for a gift and it came as it said it would by the time with no... Read more
Published 1 month ago by EsCe2
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
I love this book so much. I read it to my 2 year every single night. The first time I read it I had stop my self from crying.
Published 1 month ago by Idil Badi
5.0 out of 5 stars Family favourite
This book became a family favourite within a few days. A perfect, heart-warming bedtime story and the children love singing along to the little song which repeats on every page.
Published 2 months ago by userronie
5.0 out of 5 stars Reading it to the Next Generation
My mom used to read this to me when I was little and now I read it to my kids. It's hard not to get teary-eyed by the end of the book! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Michelle Neaimi
5.0 out of 5 stars such a lovely book
I got this little book because of the poem. It is so beautifully written. I first heard about this book on Friends and then again on another film
Published 2 months ago by suzeg
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