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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd (31 Dec. 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0920668372
  • ISBN-13: 978-0920668375
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 0.3 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (330 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,114 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

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The best of Munsch's many storybooks. -- Leanne Dohy "Calgary Herald" (09/25/2003)

The one book that has the most meaning to me. -- David Maloof "Boston Globe" (09/15/2002)

No one can read this without the tears falling. -- Sharon Owen "Madera Tribune" (05/08/2003)

The one book that has the most meaning to me.

No one can read this without the tears falling.

Best-selling classic of a parent's enduring love is available in a gift edition.

#5 on Instructor's 'Teachers Pick the Top 50 Kids Books Ever', chosen by 200 teachers, authors, and children's literature experts.

One of my all-time favorites... I dare anyone to read this story and not shed at least one tear.--Dana Lenetz"Forbes" (04/20/2010)

The best of Munsch's many storybooks.--Leanne Dohy"Calgary Herald" (09/25/2003)

A humorous, sentimental page-turner that rarely - let's say never -- leaves a reader with a dry eye.--Gayle MacDonald"Globe and Mail" (12/01/2005)

There are certain books about a parent's unconditional love for a child that are timeless--and this is one of them.

This best-selling classic of a parent's enduring love is available in a gift edition: slipcased with a laminated box and a clothbound book.

#5 on Instructor's "Teachers Pick the Top 50 Kids Books Ever," chosen by 200 teachers, authors, and children's literature experts. Robert Munsch's beloved tale is gentle affirmation of the love a parent feels for her child -- forever. Nurtured by the unconditional love of his parent, a boy grows happily through the stages of childhood to become, in turn, a loving adult. This book is beyond emotional. I dare any mother out there, or any child with an aging parent, to read this story and not have a lump in your throat... Should definitely be apart of your child's book collection.

One of my all-time favorites. I cry every time I read it.... [The book] is a beautiful script about parenthood, a poignant parable about life and death, a testimony to when the roles of child and parent become blurry. The story reminds you that no matter how grown up you are, you're always someone's child; that no matter how "adult" you are, you're never too old to be loved by your parents. It makes me appreciate even more how my mother still calls me and my brother (despite us being 32- and 22-years-old, respectively) by our childhood nicknames, Pussycat and Tchotchke (Yiddish for "knickknack"). Pigeonholing this as a children's book is like saying "Romeo & Juliet" is merely a cautionary tale about drug abuse. I dare anyone to read this story and not shed at least one tear by the end. It's even more poignant when you learn that Munsch wrote the book as a memorial to two still-born children he and his wife had in 1979 and 1980.--Dana Lenetz"Forbes" (04/20/2010)

The one book that has the most meaning to me.--David Maloof"Boston Globe" (09/15/2002)

There is a powerful, age-old resonance to the story, centered on that intangible, steadfast bond between mother and child.--Shelley Fralic"National Post" (05/15/2006)

No one can read this without the tears falling.--Sharon Owen"Madera Tribune" (05/08/2003)

The best of Munsch's many storybooks... it'll give you a new song to sing... and maybe a bit of perspective down the road.--Leanne Dohy"Calgary Herald" (09/25/2003)

The starting point for a first-rate library for your grandchildren... a tender ode to the life cycle of a family.--John Lownsbrough"Outlook Magazine" (06/01/2004)

Sentimental story that has long been a favorite gift at baby showers.--Karen T.Bilton"Bridgewater Courier News" (04/26/2005)

A humorous, sentimental page-turner that rarely -- let's say never -- leaves a reader with a dry eye.--Gayle MacDonald"Globe and Mail" (12/01/2005)

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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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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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.
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A truly lovely book.
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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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I've owned this book for several years. It was given to me by a friend who declared it to be the 'best children's book ever'. The thing is, I don't think it is a children's book. It's a book for adults to read and wallow in mawkish sentimentality. I can see why it's so popular with grandmas. Children live in the moment, not in the past. My daughters find it odd and it makes them uncomfortable. Adult emotions are difficult for children to understand and therefore are often inappropriate. The illustrations fall into the same category; babies with adult faces. It's marvellous that they love each other and very touching, but no child likes to be reminded that their mummy will become helpless and die. This is frightening. Children find a difficult subject like this easier to cope with if the cast is animals, rather that people.
As Kahlil Gibran says: 'Your children are not your children.They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself'. Get over it.
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I have been reading a few negative reviews about this book.
I think for everything sweet and special in our lives, there will always be a grinch to try spoil it. What can I say,some people just don't have the imagination to be humans.
I myself as a mother to 2 lovely grown up boys, I absolutely love this book, of course I won't be crawling into their bedrooms or stoking them or climbing ladders at an old age to go to their beds and try carrying them....but that's beyond the point! My oldest is 21 and getting married soon, everytime I look at him,I see a new born child looking back at me with those big brown eyes,I feel the need to have him back in my arms at that same age.
They will always be my babies,I can never see them as adults because a mother looks at her child with her heart and not only her eyes.
I am struggling in a very hurtful way to let him go, I know it's natural and they have to leave the nest one day, but my heart can't let go.
I chose them over everything and everyone,I still do and always will. I lived my life for them in every way and I will die for them in a heartbeat.
This is the time mothers feel the greatest pain of all,the day we let them go. All those thoughts of where they are ,are they safe,are they warm are they hungry,are they sad....it goes on for ever.
I can't shut my eyes at night until they are all safe and home asleep.
So yes,this book is exactly what that bond between a mother and child is,no matter what age they are.
I got a copy and gave it to my son that's about to get married,I will do the same for his brother and my grandson.
And yes I cried like a baby and I do everytime I read it. It's only natural.
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