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Love You Forever
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Love You Forever
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...
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...
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  • A young woman holds her newborn son
    And 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 1986, 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).

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  • by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Sheila McGraw


  • Publisher's Weekly

    December 15, 2003
    This recording of 12 of picture-book author Munsch's most popular stories will likely prove a treat for his long-standing fans. However, the author's very high-energy storytelling style—featuring lots of guttural noises, bratty-sounding dialogue exchanges, exasperated rants and drawn-out, singsong pronunciation of certain words—will quickly wear thin for those beyond preschool. Munsch introduces each entry with a brief line of background and ends each one with "That's the end of that story"; more extensive information about each book can be found in the liner notes. Those already enamored of Love You Forever
    , Mortimer, The Paperbag Princess
    and other selections here will appreciate the recording's snippets of music, studio sound effects and kids' spontaneous participation. These added touches make this CD feel like a trip to a storytelling festival performance. A never-before-published story called "Growl" is also included as a bonus. Ages 2-up.

  • DOGO Books pickcaboo - i decided to read this because this story tells that a mother really loves u she just sometimes forgets to show it. there is more reasons also like because it is sad but funny and theres a little bedtime song for and this story is by: Robert Munsch i also love this book because it is my teachers fave and my fave actually our classes favorite
  • Kirkus

    December 1, 2017
    The hugging and rocking back and forth become literal thanks to pull-tabs in this 3-D rendition of the 1986 classic.Pop-ups take the creepiness of Munsch's paean to helicopter parenting to a whole new level, as opening gatefolds cause the crawling white (apparently single) mother's head to rise eerily over the edge of her 2-year-old's bed and to peer through his door in the night when he's a teenager. Otherwise the special effects are confined to simple backing and forthing or small, often disjointed motions that add little except physical fragility to the art. The text is unchanged, as are McGraw's illustrations--which, what with the teen's Walkman, the touch-tone phones, and the grown-up son's preppy pullover, have not aged well--and the plot still follows its circular course to the final scene of the young dad rocking a baby who is, to judge from the lack of any visible or narrative evidence of female agency, stolen or adopted. Superfluous. (Pop-up picture book. 3-6, adult)

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  • John Lownsbrough #5 on Instructor's "Teachers Pick the Top 50 Kids Books Ever", chosen by 200 teachers, authors, and children's literature experts.
  • Dana Lenetz [Review of previous edition] A humorous, sentimental page-turner that rarely — let's say never — leaves a reader with a dry eye.
  • Leanne Dohy [Review of previous edition] 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.
  • Jeith L. Runyon [Review of previous edition] No one can read this without the tears falling.
  • Shelley Fralic [Review of previous edition] The one book that has the most meaning to me.
  • Sharon Owen [Review of previous edition] 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.
  • Karen T.Bilton [Review of previous edition] 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. [Review of previous edition] 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.
  • Gayle MacDonald [Review of previous edition] There are certain books about a parent's unconditional love for a child that are timeless—and this is one of them.
  • David Maloof [Review of previous edition] My children and I enjoyed it, night after night, for years... It is a charmer. The simple story touches the heart.

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