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Love You Forever [Paperback]

Robert Munsch , Sheila McGraw
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Book Description

Sept. 1 1995

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 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.

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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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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 through 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 --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


There are certain books about a parent's unconditional love for a child that are timeless--and this is one of them. (Baltimore's Child 2010-01-20)

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 2010-04-20)

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

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

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

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 2003-09-25)

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 2004-06-00)

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

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

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. (BookPage 2006-11-00)

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 2005-11-13)

#5 on Instructor's "Teachers Pick the Top 50 Kids Books Ever", chosen by 200 teachers, authors, and children's literature experts. (Instructor 2006-11-01)

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. (BookPage 2008-01-04)

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. ( 2010-07-01)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Are you kidding? May 26 2004
I was astonished to discover that people see this wonderful book as being about stalkers, incestuous relationships, guilt, etc., etc. NOW I know who comes up with the subjects for vile talk shows - and who watches them.
Get a grip, people. This is a book about the deep, unceasing love that parents have for their children, and which they pass on through the family. Love creates love. It takes it to absurd lengths to make a point. If you're taking it literally, you seriously need psychiatric help; or maybe you've never loved.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars unconditional love May 15 2002
By A Customer
Love You Forever by Robert Munsch is a story about a mother's unconditional love for her son. I would recommend this book to parents and teachers because I think that it sends a good message. It delivers the message that you can love someone despite their flaws. It also shows that this love will come back to you and will be passed on to others.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book to give and to keep! Nov. 2 2013
My mother, who is lost to me now with Alzheimer's, gave me this book when I first left home. I would learn later that Robert Munsch shared a painful connection-the loss of a baby. This books speaks to love-for some, of love realized, for others of love lost. It is a staple in our family. I am writing now too, to keep the memory of my 'love you forever' in my thoughts Summers on Sailboats (Oh, for a 9.9) Thank you for creating such a valuable keepsake.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful story June 14 2013
By aszy
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I always sing this song to my baby when she is falling asleep, so I just had to buy this book. If this doesn't make you cry I would be surprised! What a beautiful story. I also love the detail, if you look closely in the pictures there is lots to pick up on- like a cat that slowly gets older and has kittens of her own as well. Love it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love May 12 2013
By Sambi
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
What is there to say about this book... it is adorable and tugs on my heart strings every time I read it. A must have for a family book collection!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book every mom needs May 2 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I read this book as a child and remember how much my mom loved it. Now that I have a son I wanted to read it to him. Maybe its the sap in me but I have troubles reading it to him without crying. So to have it is special because when he is older I can hand him the book so he knows how much I love him!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book April 29 2013
By Mark
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Great book brings tears to my eye,s every time i read it. Great gift idea for mom for her birthday.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Love You Forever Review Oct. 8 2002
I felt that the story "Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch was a good story for students ages 4-8. There are excellent illustrations that work well bringing the story to life. Children will laugh at the end when the mother drives across town and still sings the song to her son. The children will be able appreciate at the end of the story when the roles are reversed and the father is now singing the song to his own daughter.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have Book!
It's a tearjerker for sure. I gave it to my Daughter when her first child was born . A nice keepsake.
Published 5 days ago by Elizabeth Lunny
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book!
I had this book years ago and read it to my youngest and middle child when they were little... then moved and it got left behind and is now lost. Read more
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Although we had to return the book due to damage during shipping, it is an excellent book for mother and child. Read more
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Bought this for a granddaughter and great-nephew. Great keepsake book with a powerful meaning. Every child should own this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars For parents
Obviously, a parent will find this very emotional and touching. I loved it and it's one of those you'll take from the bookcase once in a while and have a good cry reading it... Read more
Published 2 months ago by simonado
5.0 out of 5 stars favourite since forever
Munsch's classic still has it. Read it to my kids. Now reading it to my grandkids. Both generations respond well to the concept of everlasting Love
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for every Mother
A friend sent me this book when I had my first baby... I cried my eyes out... I still tear up when I read it... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Helen Wills
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book
Robert Munsch at his best! I bought the book to give to my son to one day share with his new daughter. But really, it was from me to him. I cried.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Story
A timeless story that I read to my children when they were small. Now reading to my grandchildren. Highly recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best children's book!
A wonderful story for parents, grandparents and childrten alike! a real tear-jerker! Buy it for your children to read under the guise of a gift for your grandchildren.
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