From Our Editors
"I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be."
This is the quiet song a mother sings to her newborn son as
she gently rocks him back and forth -- he is so sweet and quiet, so
good. As the boy passes through the Terrible Twos, the Picky
Preteens and Awkward Adolesence, he is not always sweet or quiet or
good. He's often just the opposite. Even so, his mother sometimes
sneaks into his room and rocks him, no matter big he gets, and
sings him the same song. This wonderful story of enduring love is
mutual -- the son also sings to his mother when she is old and sick
-- and crosses generations -- the son sings the same song to his
own daughter -- telling the ongoing tale of family devotion. The
illustrations are heartfelt and charming, especially those in which
the mother is sneaking up on her son -- at one point, she even
drives across town with a ladder strapped to the roof of her car so
she can reach the bedroom of his new house! But even when the story
gets a little silly, the message is clear and moving -- don't be
surprised if you get a little misty as you read! All ages.
From the Publisher
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
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
About the Author
Robert Munsch is the author of more than 25
books for children including The Paper Bag Princess and
Stephanie''s Ponytail. He lives in Guelph, Ontario.
Sheila McGraw has illustrated six children''s
books, including the best-selling I Promise I''ll Find You
and has written children''s and adult craft books Papier Mâché
for Kids and Painting and Decorating Furniture.
by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Sheila McGraw
About the Book
An extraordinarily different story by Munsch is a gentle affirmation of the love a parent feels for their child--forever. McGraw's soft and colorful pastels perfectly complement the sentiment of the book--one that will be read repeatedly for years.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: September 1, 1995
Publisher: Firefly Books
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0920668372
ISBN - 13: 9780920668375