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Love You Forever

by Robert Munsch
Illustrator Sheila Mcgraw

Firefly Books | September 1, 1995 | Hardcover

Love You Forever is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 93.

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.

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.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 8 × 8 × 0.12 in

Published: September 1, 1995

Publisher: Firefly Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0920668364

ISBN - 13: 9780920668368

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book for Mother and Son I bought this book when my son was 2 years old and we read it almost every night. This is my all time favourite children's book. I love the story as its about a mother and son and the love she has for her son. When my son turned 30 last year and moved out to his own home, I was sad that I would not see him all the time as before. I went to a Hallmark card store and bought a recordable book of this and I recorded my voice reading this story and gave it to him as a "house-warming" gift. It made me happy if I should die, he would have this book to listen to after I am gone and also could let his children listen to their "grammys" voice...it still brings tears to my eyes when I think of this book...it is amazing.
Date published: 2014-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heart Warming This is one of my all time favourite children's books. I read this with my son on a fairly regular basis. It is a beautiful story about a mothers unconcditional love for her son, and the bond between mother and son. It is full of real life examples of the different stages boys hit as they grow and mature. It is funny and heart warming all at the same time.This book has different meanings for the adult and the child, but both can enjoy this book on different levels. I would recommend this book to any parent, especially to moms with boys. It is a fabulous mother son read.
Date published: 2012-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unconditional Love Jake's Review: Mom cries every-time she reads this and I don't get why. The story is kinda funny and the pictures are cool too, but its kinda creepy the way that the Dad rocks the old mom. It sort of makes me sad too. Jake's Rating: 6/10 Mom's Review: Don't get me started I cry like a baby each time I read this. So sensitively written, yet funny at the same time, Munsch is at his very best here. Lets face it though, this one was written for the parents and not the kids -- although when they are very young they get a kick out of the pictures and the rhymes. The artwork is exceptional and so beautifully detailed. Each time I look through it I notice something little that I never noticed before. This is the PERFECT gift for new parents - they will love you and hate you for it. This is all about Unconditional love people -- don't psychoanalyze it too much and its not creepy its beautiful - now someone get me a frickin tissue. Mom's Rating: 10/10
Date published: 2011-12-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book This is the sweetest childrens book out there
Date published: 2010-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BAD REVIEW!!!! WHY??? I have read the bad reviews and dont agree with them for the following reasons: 1. Children's books need to be written (and read) in a dramatic fashion -- it's meant to be a bit over-the-top. It doesnt mean that mother's generally "crawl" into their kid's rooms when most can actually walk in. Or climb through the window. The intent of books directed at children are to entertain them and to look through the eyes of the child. Suspension of adult disbelief is a must. Otherwise, we wouldnt be able to read any of the much loved fairy-tales or even nursery rhymes to our children without cringing. Think "ring-around the roses" (its about the plague); Puff the Magic Dragon (drugs); Jack and Jill (orgasmic experience). I also wouldn't read Sleeping Beauty to my child (think of the message to daughters -- as a girl you are helpless to determine your fate unless a guy can rescue you...Oh! Puhleese!) 2. By imputing into the book something that is more disturbing, nefarious or "creepy", perhaps we are simply reflecting some of our own insecurities and hang-ups that kids simply dont have. As a child reading it, most feel secure that nothing they do will make their parents disown them-- even when they're all grown up ( I see it that way). This was a book a friend read to her daughter (who was adopted) and now that the daughter is in her late teens she looks back on the book with fondness -- precisely because of the message that her mum will be there for her even when she is an adult - that was a source of comfort and security for her. 3. If we judge the book from adult perspectives and read that book to our children with vague disgust -- our kids are going to pick up on it and perhaps we will have succeeded in transferring our hang-ups to them by transforming a beautiful "safe" book into something twisted. My 2 cents....for what its worth!
Date published: 2010-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love at first read my dad read this book to me when i was a baby, it was my absolute favourite book, still is. i would say even if you don't have kids you should still read it. or if you do and haven't read it yet then you should because it's a book you can cuddle to.
Date published: 2010-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential for the New Mom This is a classic "new baby" book, a perfect gift. Robert Munsch never ceases to impress, and this heartwarming, tear-jerking story is no exception.
Date published: 2010-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Truly heartwarming I remember this book from when i was young and just recently bought it for my new niece. I believe this is one of those rare books that every child needs to experience. I had let many years go by without reading it and it really is just as moving now that i'm an adult as it was when i was young. Definitly a must have for any childs library.
Date published: 2009-11-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it i love this book, i have about 7 or 8 copies of it at my house, including one no ones allowed to touch because its hard cover & cloth bound, i bought it for my self last year when i spend $122.45 in books at chapters last year.
Date published: 2009-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book about life and a parents love for their child I see many differing opinions written here about this book. I think the book is wonderful. The book is about the cycle of life. It describes a Mother's unconditional love for her Son through the years. No matter what he does and how frustrated she is with him, that love never goes away and is eventually passed on from Parent to Child to Parent through the generations. It really gets to the bottom of a parents feelings for their children. I have read the reviews that have given this book low marks. Some people have even went so far as to call this book creepy. While I agree if a Mother in the "real world" drove across town and crept into her Son's room to rock him, it would be disturbing. In this book though, it shows that the Mother continues to love her Son through his whole life even even though there are boundaries separating them. I view this in the same spirit as I do Cinderella. A Step-Daughter that is used like a slave until a fairy god-mother comes and rescues her so she can fall in love with a Prince after one dance. One of Cinderella's messages among many others is just because people treat you bad, what matters is the person you are on the inside and that there is always hope. (unfortunately there are not fairy god-mothers because there sure are a lot of people that could use one.)
Date published: 2009-08-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Growing up We all know that one day, we will grow up and leave the house and family we grew up with...From birth to adulhood, a mother always cradles her child at night...but soon the routine is reversed when the mother is dying, her son is the one to cradle her. As he himself has a child of his own, he continues to sing his lullaby.
Date published: 2008-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very touching This is an excellent gift to give any parent, expectant mother, or child. It is all about a mother's love for her child. Throughout the book the mother is always checking on her child every night, all the way up until he is grown up. It shows you what parenting your children can do. You might even cry.
Date published: 2008-09-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Magical I had the privilege of having both my own mother and Robert Munsch read and sing this to me as a little girl. It is a powerful story of the bond and everlasting love between a mother and a son as they go through the different stages of growing up- the mother included. It's beautiful how the bond between the mother and the son only strengthens, until the roles of care-giver are reversed. The cycle of life is shown through loving, gorgeous illustrations so that a child might understand what it means to grow up, and that love is indeed undying. A must read.
Date published: 2008-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful book I love reading this to my baby boy. It is so nice for a mother and son to read together. The first time I read it, it made me tear up.
Date published: 2008-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely great! The first time I ever hear this story was in my son's concert. His school principal was reading the story and the kids were singing the song. The moment she began reading the story I found the tears rolling out of my eyes, and by the end of the story I was crying non stop. It's a great story.
Date published: 2008-02-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Have Kleenex on hand... Love You Forever is an emotional picture book for both adults and children that is written by Robert Munsch. This heart-warming story is about a young boy who goes through all the stages of childhood, and how his mother creeps into to his room every night to rock and sing to him. This touching book tugs at the heartstrings of parents and children alike and it proves how enduring the nature of parents' love is, even as their children grow up and become parents themselves.
Date published: 2008-02-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very touching I purchased some Robert Munsch books for my grandchildren for Christmas. They are great, down to earth topics with great morals and easy reading to create a love for books and reading while they are still young. My all time favourite of this Robert Munsch series is "Love You Forever". I read this book to my family at our Thanksgiving table and it was very touching to all of us.
Date published: 2008-01-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sorry, Mr. Munsch As much as I love your books, and use them in my classroom, I find this one a little bit creepy. I know it's supposed to be heartwarming and sentimental, but when the son climbs into his mothers room to rock her...well, that's a little too much for me.
Date published: 2006-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sentimental This book is wonderful. I love it and read it with my sister growing up and now my son. It's been a book in my family for a number of years and we all love it. I get teary every time I read it and think about the future with my own son. It is good for parents to find humour in the crazy times and look to the future or reflect back on times with their own kids. It is particularly a great book for kids to show the relationship between parent and child though crazy at times, the love is always there. This is an important message and love how beautifully it was illustrated in this book!
Date published: 2006-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A different sort of Munsch This is a good book to give to young children (1-2)
Date published: 2006-08-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Gift for A Baby Shower Love you forever is one of my favorite Munsch books. I read it to my son at least once a week and he loves it as much as I do. I've taken to giving the book as a present at baby showers and it always brings rave reviews (even amongst the non-readers).
Date published: 2006-07-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beautiful story about a mother's love... This is one of those stories that you'll never forget. It's the story of a mother's unconditional love for her child. It's sure to touch your heart...
Date published: 2006-07-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love You Forever When I read this story to my students they loved it. It's a wonderful book for all ages!
Date published: 2006-06-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Beautiful Read! As an adult, I just adore this book, probably more than my students. This book is heart-warming in its portayal of the bond between mother and child (a great book to buy your mom!). Its great for children as well, because they can take a glimpse into their futures and realize that mommy will get old and that one day you will have to care for her. A tear-jerker I tell you...
Date published: 2006-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Have In Every Household! I read this book, or should I say attempted to read this book through my tears, to my daughters in 2003, and ever since then, it's a nightly routine. Love You Forever takes you beyond words into the feelings of growing older with children, and shows a beautiful side of aging. While reading this book, I could see going through the same stages with my daughters. I felt so touched to read about the strength of a mother who loved her son so much, and then to see how when her strength was fading, it was the son who took on the stronger role to ease his mother when she was ill. I have 3 copies of this story in my house, and another for a friend who is currently expecting her first child. This story will forever remain a family tradition because of it's beauty, and I personally would like to thank Mr. Robert Munsch for creating it.
Date published: 2006-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unconditional Love When I was a child, this book was read to me. I knew that my parents loved me unconditionally. Now that I'm the parent, I've bought this book for my daughter. I read it to her nightly, so she too will know that she is loved unconditionally.
Date published: 2006-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read whether your a Parent or Not! I am not a parent (yet), but i cried when i read this book. It is the most touching book I've read and it really put's the relationship between parents and children in full view. Everybody goes threw the stages in this book and everybody should have a mom and dad like that, because at the end of the day all that matters is that mom and dad are there for you no matter what you go threw and we should all be greatful for our parents.
Date published: 2006-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing..enough said. my parents read this book to me when i was small. i would have to say that it was a nightly ritual at my house. the message that this book sends is simply amazing, it proves and shows that a parents love for a child is unconditional. and makes me remember that my parents are always going to have a special place in their hearts for me. they will always love me.
Date published: 2006-04-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fondest memory I first heard of this book when i was a child. I now have a 9 month old. My 4 year old neice and I sing this song to him everynight. The song is easy to remember, the words are true, i just love it!
Date published: 2005-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love You Forever I think the book is quite touching, and while everyone is certainly entitled to their opinion, the parts about the mother driving with the ladder, and climbing into the growing boy's room are simply examples of hyperbole; an over-exaggeration of a mother's love by demonstrating the means to which she will go to make sure her child is okay. I doubt anything sinister or disturbing was intended, and I think it's a shame some people interpret the relationship as disturbing and co-dependent. While people are, without question, individuals, we are also social and family centred beings, but is seems sometimes people subjugate such values to those of the individual, which I think would lead to a very lonely life.
Date published: 2005-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love You Forever I think this book is one of the most heart-felt books ever written. Anyone who thinks this book is creepy or disturbing has never felt the bond between a mother and child. Just because your child doesn't live at home anymore doesn't mean you stop worrying or caring about them. And just because the child has moved away doesn't mean he has forgotten the parent(s) that raised him.
Date published: 2005-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I cry every time! This book is one of the sweetest children's books I've ever read. I have read it to my 3 year old son many times, and I still cry when I get to the end. I think those persons who have written reviews that said it was creepy are taking the book a little too literally. It is a story about how a mother never stops loving her child no matter how old he gets or what is going on in his life. That is something that I can relate to as a mother of 2 little boys!
Date published: 2005-09-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Just disturbing I can not even begin to say how disturbing this book is. We received it as a gift and I would have returned it if the person hadn't written in the beginning of it. It begins as a nice story about a mother's love but as the child grows it starts to just get creepy. At about the time the child is a teenager you would think the mother would stop crawling into his room. Then I flip the page and see an illustration of the mother driving in the car with a ladder strapped to the roof. She then climbs into her grown son's room through his bedroom window. Can you say stalker? The part about the mother dying is fine. That is the circle of life and children need to learn about it. The ending where the son is rocking his own daughter singing the same song his mother sang to him brings up an interesting question. Exactly how did this man manage to get married and have a baby with his mother crawling in through his bedroom window at night? I have heard many who love this book and think it is a wonderful story. I found this book very disturbing. The mother is clearly not able to let go and let her son grow up and the son is obviously a seriously disturbed mama's boy. The co-dependent relationship they built is not normal. This book will go on a shelf only because I can't return it but it will never be read to my child.
Date published: 2005-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love you forever This is a well written book that shows a parents' love. Some people never get to experience this type of love and but some of us do. This book should be taken for what it is and not judged based on the warped values of today's society. Children are innocent and what they learn is what we teach them. When we are up front with our children, then we have no fear of what the world may try to show them, especially when we do our best at it. The part about crossing town to see her son, is being interpreted in a very negative manner. how many of us have moved away from home and that undying love of a mother, her heart groans and wishes she was there with her child. We are our parents babies forever, especially to our mothers. I believe that if you highlight the positives of this book our children would see that most parents are our protectors and the ones that love us the most. Reading this book to our children should be about teaching them about unconditional love. Maybe it may even help alot of strained parent/child relationships. That is the true message.
Date published: 2005-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great read...for any age I truly thought that this was one of my best reads. I haven't brought the book yet, but plan to this month for my son't birthday. I know that all are entitled to their opinon's, but this book does not reflect the negative things people say, Mr. Munsch simply put........shows people (especially son/mother) that the love is unconditional and that the mother would go to the end of the world for her children (son). If you read this book and your child is upset, simple communication is all that is needed to explain the moral of the story. Stocker, and unhealthy realationships shouldn't even be a factor of discussion. The only advice I'd say is, purchase the book for yourself and you'll see how touching it really is. Thanks
Date published: 2005-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE this Book I can understand people’s opinion about this book, but what I think is some people do not understand is the real meaning behind the story. I really don’t think that what someone has to say negatively about a book is going to impact the sale of a book because people will still want to find out for themselves. Sure some of things you might find a little odd (Driving at night, mom climbing into his bedroom window, her dying at the end ‘Eventually in life I feel children must learn about the life cycle some way or another and it is better at a young age’) but this book is about the unconditional love between a parent and child. I am 19 years old and I remember being in parenting class and my teacher bringing out this big book, it was “Love you forever”. While listening to her read this book it brought tears to my eyes, just writing this book review brings tears to my eyes. She read this to us because she wanted to teach out about the unconditional love parent(s) have for their children. Eventually when I have a child I will go out and purchase this book .I do recommend this book to any parent who have never read it and also to all the new parents out there. This book by Robert Munsch is a must have on any home bookshelf
Date published: 2005-01-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Wow. This book is so disturbing on so many levels that I wonder if all of the negative reviews (surely there must have been some) were deleted so that the book's sales wouldn't be impacted. It is not healthy to consider your child your baby forever. It is not appropriate to climb into bed with your grown or near-grown son. The inappropriateness aside, it sounds like an incredibly co-dependent and a very unhealthy mother-son relationship. Climbing through the window to get into bed with him? *shudder*
Date published: 2004-06-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I guess I'm in the minority I hope I don't get verbally attacked for having a minority opinion... appologize if anyone is offended. My friend absolutely loved this book for her 2 kids so bought it for me as a gift. The overall story is cute & the song is really nice.... but the mother resembles a stalker (driving around her son's street at night, sneaking to her adult son's house, putting a ladder to his window & climbing into his room??) - I don't want my daughter to worry about people climbing into her room while she's asleep. Also, the mother dies at the end!! How sad is that for a child to hear?? Most people love this book so maybe I am just oversensitive, but I read this to my 21 mth old a few times & felt creepy. My husband feels the same. We have permanently put this book away.
Date published: 2004-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love Yor Forever Recently a friend of the family passed away from Breast Cancer. Her son put his job on hold and kept vigil at her side until the very end. I am sending the book in loving honour of his mother's memory. He's 42. It is so appropriate.
Date published: 2003-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I LOVE THIS BOOK I remember when this book was first read to me. It was when I was 5 years old and I still remember the whole book. It will forever stay in my heart and I will be sure to read it to my children.
Date published: 2003-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Family Keepsake to Pass On For Generations! The first time I heard this story, I was sitting in church and was 7 months pregnant with my first child. Our pastor read it to the congregation and the emotion that came over me was incredible! This book reiterates that unconditional love that we, as mothers, have for our children. From the time my son was two, he memorized this book word for word and loved pulling it out and reading it for company! Thank you Robert Munsch for this wonderful Keepsake you have given my family!
Date published: 2002-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loving moments for sharing This book has been a long time favorite of mine even before I had a child of my own. Now it has become one of our most beloved bedtime cuddle stories for my son and I to share. It'll bring a tear to your eye and a tug on your heartstrings. This story has become my favorite gift to give new parents and most recently I have given this book to my brother and his new baby girl ,so they to will have a loving moment to share any time they pick up this amazing story of a parents love for their child.
Date published: 2001-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heart Warming This is my favourite book of all time. And totally proves you to that the way you bring a child up is the way he'll live the rest of his life. It has a very sad ending though which makes me cry everytime I read it. I'd say this is one of Munsch's best books ever published!
Date published: 2001-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful!! I first read this book to my eldest daughter who is now almost 13. She still loves the simple but beautiful message that it conveys. The way that life comes full-circle and all the sweet memories that are made in between. I just read it to my two youngest (for about the 800th time) lastnight. They delight in getting me to read it to them as I will often be in tears by the book's ending. I often tell them that, no matter how old or big they get to be, they will always be my baby. This book say that and so much more. This is the perfect gift for new parents. I always include it in a baby shower present. Robert Munsch is our favourite children's author for many reasons but he is mine for this book alone.
Date published: 2001-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from best book ever i'm a 15 yaer old girl that was brought up hearing this story every night before i went 2 bed and i still love reading the book. if i were 2 say what would be the best book that u should buy 2 read 2 a child, it would be this one. the meaning goes so deep into the soul that u will have a new outlook towards ur mother or anyone in ur family. its the best book EVER written and everyone should have it in their house.
Date published: 2001-05-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best childrens book you will ever read The first time I was reading this book I was in tears by the time I was done. I called and was reading it to my friend and she started crying. Then she went out and bought it for her son. I think this is the perfect book to read to your child just to show them how much you love them.
Date published: 2001-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from How can you not love this book! The first time I read "I'll Love You Forever" was in Chapters - I cried on the spot. I didn't by it for my daughter that day - she was only a few months old and it didn't feel like the right time. Last week, I was out of town on a business trip and wanted to bring her a treat - she didn't need another stuffed animal or T-shirt so I slipped into a little book store in the resort and rediscovered this book. I gave it to her as soon as I got back and within 2 days she was singing with me "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always...". It melts my heart everytime I read it to her and everytime she sings those words. It is a beautiful, simple reminder that love will carry us through the ages. A must have on every kid's, and parents', bookshelf.
Date published: 2001-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mom's love Love you forever by Robert Munsch, is by far, the most touching book I have ever read. It was given to me at my baby shower when I was pregnant with my first child. I read it and thoroughly enjoyed it. After my son was born I re-read it and felt as if it were written for me alone. Years later, it still moves me to tears. In a discussion of motherhood a co-worker and I both asked each other at the same time if we had read the book. And our reaction was the same " it makes me cry every time I read it." Because the love that you will feel as you read it will never diminish, and you can remember what it was like to hold your baby the first time and every time. A friend of ours is having her first child and instantly we had decided that this book was a must have. Every mother should read this.
Date published: 2001-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love You Forever From before my 8 year old daughter was born, I read this book to her and have continued on with my 3 month old daughter. Each and everytime, the words bring tears to my eyes. It speaks to my very heart and soul as a mother and as a child; I have considered buying this book and giving it to my father as a small token of my love for him as well as having copies for each of my girls.
Date published: 2001-03-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It made me cry! I work in a day care and I read this book. The kids love it. Whenever I read this to them they all listen and some of then even read along with me. The book is a great story for kids of all ages. Two thumbs up!
Date published: 2001-02-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gift For A New Mom This book was a gift from a dear friend. I gave birth to my first child, a son, In december. Being a mom for the first time can be overwelming. The first time I read it I cried. It's message is strong yet simple. It captured the joy and the commitment and the many sweet rewards I am sure I will receive from my new job as mom.
Date published: 2001-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love you forever When my children were in kindergarten their teacher handed me the book at a book fair and said "read this". As I read it tears came into my eyes as I related to the story, the teacher watched closely and said "I knew it'd do that to you". Many years later having shared the book with all four of my children (and numerous other family members and their children), the book brings new meaning to two of them who now have sons of their own.... now I'm the elderly mother!
Date published: 2001-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love You Forever I feel this is an excellent book for mothers to share with their sons. I am a young mother with a two year-old son who fits the description of the two year-old in the book. I feel in love with the pictures and the language of the book. It communicates the inner feelings of a mother who battles the hardships of raising a child throughout the various stages of development. I would like to now where the father was and I would like to read a book from the fathers perspective. On the overall it is an excellent book, the only changes i would make would to be to cut down on the "he grews".
Date published: 2001-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love You Forever This is one of my all time favorite books to read aloud with my children. All of my four boys loved this book. It rings very true and I have a hard time trying not to cry whenever I read it. A GREAT Munsch book!!
Date published: 2001-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Imagination to the extreme! 'Love You Forever' was the 1st book I had read to my son when he was 2weeks. Now 5 1/2 yrs later my son still loves it. Robert Munsch writes this book from a child's point of view, by getting into the imagination of every child. If your child can imagine it, Robert Munsch has included it. Parents look no further, 'Love You Forever' is the perfect bedtime story.
Date published: 2001-01-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love you forever hi i am a mother of 2 young children. My son is 4 and daughter is 1. My son got this book when he was just a baby and i have read the book to him ever since. But there is one problem we lost the book in the move. This book is the best book we ever read toghter. we would sing the song every night. I can't wait to get another one so we all can enjoy your book once again. Thank you for such a great story.
Date published: 2001-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love You Forever Love You Forever by Robert Munsch is a beautiful book that touches the hearts of the adults reading it as well as the audience it was intended for, children. In fact, the message is more powerful the older the reader. The book is about the unconditional and eternal love of a parent for their child. The story makes me misty every time I read it. I enjoy reading the book aloud the most and I have even created a melody for the song the mother sings to her little boy. One year at a preschool Christmas party I read the book aloud to a my class and their parents. When I finished the room absolutely still. There was this stunned pause before the parents started clapping. This is a definite testimony to the moving impact this book makes.
Date published: 2000-12-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Complicated As a an Educator and Parent, I find some of the text and illustrations that accompany this child's title quite weird. On one level a child growing up, in this case a male-and then taking care of his mother and then passing that on to his daughter is quite powerful! However, I would be d......ed if I would watch my son so closely in such a . should I say Codependent manner. Also, my mother traveling all the way through the town in a truck to see if I am ok? Not funny! This book needs to be rewritten in those areas where the both the text and pictures present those dynamics which may hinder the child, not allow him to grow independently!
Date published: 2000-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Love Letter to an Adult Child This book is THE book to give to an adult child, who may or may not be a parent himself. It is a wonderful love story between a mother and her child. Every child, young or old, needs to be reminded of a parent's love. It is a blessing that bolsters confidence and affirmation, even when life gets tough. Love You Forever is perfect for the parent who does not know how to express his love to an adult child, even though the feelings have not changed since the first day they met. It is also the perfect bridge builder between an estranged parent and an adult or teen child. This book speaks volumes of love that will be cherished for many years to come.
Date published: 2000-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Forever Cherished Munsch had done it again. This is one of the greatest books ever witten for children. Everytime I read this book, I love it even more. If you have children or loved ones, this is a must have!! You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2000-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Forever Cherished Munsch had done it again. This is one of the greateset books ever witten for children. Everytime I read this book, I love it even more. If you have children or loved ones, this is a must have!! You won't be disappointed.
Date published: 2000-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this book Every time that I raed this book and I end up crying. I is a beautifully told story about the relationship between a parent and a child. My children sigh every time that I bring out this book, since we have read it so much.
Date published: 2000-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from V. Wong, get help. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar Ms (Mr?)Wong.To feel the need to turn a beautiful and touching children's story into a fictionalized criminal activity is truly sad.You need a mommy.
Date published: 2000-10-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love you forever A very heart-warming message of love that begins with a mother's love for her baby and continues through his adolescence and manhood. Deeply touching and relates to a very strong personal feeling of good and happiness that this mother displays toward her son. Deeply moving as the son reciprocates with like feelings for his aging mother. An excellent book for young readers and parents alike!
Date published: 2000-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love you forever A very heart-warming message of love that begins with a mother's love for her baby and continues through his adolescence and manhood. Deeply touching and relates to a very strong personal feeling of good and happiness that this mother displays toward her son. Deeply moving as the son reciprocates with like feelings for his aging mother. An excellent book for young readers and parents alike!
Date published: 2000-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best A book I give my clients and as well others trying to understand the evolution of parenting. I give it to parents and grandparents, and they all cry with joy, laughter and sadness. A great book I send to my colleagues overseas.
Date published: 2000-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it so much The first time I read this book I was 6 months pregnant. I could hardly finish it because I was crying so much. Even now, 4 years later, when I read the son's song to his mother, I still "tear up". My son looks at me and smiles. I hope someday he will read it to his own child, and remember how much the book meant to the two of us.
Date published: 2000-09-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't Hold Back I purchased this book to read to my two in a half year old daughter. I cannot seem to make it past the part where the mother calls and asks the son to come over without crying. I think about how similar it is to my life as I watch my daughter sleep realizing just how much my daughter depends on me. It gives me great hope that my daughter will be there for me when I am the one dependant on her.
Date published: 2000-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from V Wong and Love You Forever A truly touching book that every child and parent must have. To V. Wong: re-read the book and enjoy it for what it is while keeping in mind that you are not Freud.
Date published: 2000-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Re-lax V Wong It's a children's book, not a psychological commentary on co-dependent relationships, parent-child boundaries or any of the other psycho-babble you suggest. It's just a book.. and does an excellent job of expressing some heart-warming sentiments in a simple but effective manner. Don't read into it so much.... And what tormented and twisted commentary are we to gain from other famous children's titles like "The Pokey Little Puppy" and "Inside, Outside, Upside-Down"?...I shudder to think.
Date published: 2000-09-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Story to Live By My wife wanted this book the first Christmas after our Daughter was born. So my Daughter gave it o her Mother. I First read this to my Daughter a year later, I was so moved by the story, I had to hold back tears. Robert Munsch struck a cord with this book, I am sure anyone who reads will be able to identify with it whether they are a parent or not. I recommend it highly
Date published: 2000-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A munsch have This is a great book for parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents to read to their children. It demonstrates how much love a parent or caregiver can have for a child no matter what they are dealing with. It also explains that however old we get we still love our children. I had my nephews living with me for a year and every night they needed to hear to phrase from the book: "I'll love you forever. I'll like you for always. As long as I am living my baby you'll be." It made the transition easier for them to stay here. It's a deep down feel good about your family book.
Date published: 2000-09-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love You Forever I use to read this story to my Daughter every night before she went to bed. It inspired me to write a composition of the same title. A must for every parent.
Date published: 2000-05-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from "Love You Forever" When my son was in Grade 2, they spent a lot of that year reading a whole series of Robert Munsch books. At a book fair, the school had, I purchased the "Love You Forever" book for him. I spent many a night reading it to him. He still has the book (one of the few he never re-donated to school fairs). He is in Grade 8 now, and when we have our few disagreements-because "parents don't know anything", especially when you're a 14 year old adolescent - I suggest he take the book out and read it. This is just to remind him that I won't be around forever, so maybe we should both take a deep breath sometimes, and enjoy each other for the time we do have together.
Date published: 2000-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from love it read it I'm 12 years old and I grew up reading this book you will never get tired of it. It is such a cute little store with great pictures that really lets you picture what the child is going how how the mother rocks him it is so nice and so pretty it is like you were in the room when every thing happened.
Date published: 2000-05-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Strange and overly sentimental -- if not perverse. The story fails even as allegory, because it validates and valorizes those dysfunctional, possessive, and co-dependent relationships in which a mother cannot stop living through and for her adult son. The relationship depicted simply does not evolve. The images of a mother crawling about on her teenage son's floor and driving across town with a ladder to climb through her grown son's bedroom window eerily resemble stalking and obsession, not unconditional love. The hyperbole here may be comforting to very young children, but adults -- who should be teaching children something about the value of boundaries even between parent and child -- should recognize the mawkish and disturbing elements of the story. Perhaps this is why I find it so unsettling that it is so widely celebrated and marketed as a gift book for adults.
Date published: 2000-05-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Strange and overly sentimental -- if not perverse. The story fails even as allegory, because it validates and valorizes those dysfunctional, possessive, and co-dependent relationships in which a mother cannot stop living through and for her adult son. The relationship depicted simply does not evolve. The images of a mother crawling about on her teenage son's floor and driving across town with a ladder to climb through her grown son's bedroom window eerily resemble stalking and obsession, not unconditional love. The hyperbole here may be comforting to very young children, but adults -- who should be teaching children something about the value of boundaries even between parent and child -- should recognize the mawkish and disturbing elements of the story. Perhaps this is why I find it so unsettling that it is so widely celebrated and marketed as a gift book for adults.
Date published: 2000-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Moving The first time I read this book to my daughter was waiting in the doctor's office. It touched me so much I literally had to hold back the tears.
Date published: 2000-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must have I am a teenager, and grew up with this book by my side. The words are truly words to live by. If you have children, and they were never exposed to this book, get out your credit card, and buy this book online now. Every child needs to read this book, and every adult does, too.
Date published: 2000-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love You Forever This is SUCH an EXCELLENT book for EVERYONE to read...young and old!!! I am a teacher, and when Mother's Day comes around, so does my copy of this book. For years, with my pre-kindergarten class I would have a Mother's Day Tea and as part of the afternoon, I read this book to the class...students and their mothers. At the end of the book I always have trouble to finsh reading it, as my eyes are full of tears! This is a MUST READ BOOK!!!!
Date published: 2000-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love you Forever This is such a good book, my mom used to read this to me and I still really like it!!!
Date published: 2000-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from sigh... i can still remember when i was very small...my mother read this story to me countless times. when i was little i could only appreciate it for the funny pictures but as i got older, it always made me cry. by reading these other reviews i can see that i am not alone! three cheers for this book! a perfect gift for a mother, father or anyone you love.
Date published: 2000-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love You Forever The first few times I bought the book were for my mother and sisters. I bought the book again for a baby gift and ended up keeping it for myself as I was planning on having a baby. I remember the first time I read the book to my baby girl I was so choked up and ended up bawling in the rocking chair. We read the story together, she's now two and she always says again when I get to the last page. A must for all moms and dads.
Date published: 2000-04-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love you forever This is a standard book I send as gifts to those first-time moms. It's really touching and both my kids and I still can't stop crying when we read it together.
Date published: 2000-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love you Forever I heard this book for the first time at age 27. I cried. This book is amazing..and it is interesting to read it to children as they grow to see if they grasp the concept of the book..and just how deep and moving it is. I am not sure if perhaps it takes adulthood to understand a book like this. I will buy this book for every child who is born in my lifetime who I know has a wonderful mother such as the one in this book. That mother-child bond should always be there. Children often never realize just how much their parents love them despite the things they may do.
Date published: 2000-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love You Forever This was, and still is one of my favorite books. I still remember, as a child, my mother reading this book to me and knowing that she meant every word. And now, as a grown up, living far away from my mom, I pick up the book and read it, knowing that she still loves me that much, and forever. I recommend to every parent that you share this book with your child today.
Date published: 2000-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well .... Last year for Mother's Day, my church pastor read this book aloud as part of his sermon. As a rule, I find the sermon the most boring part of the service. However, this book moved me. As I looked around, I saw that I was not alone. This is an excellent book to give expectant mothers, new families, or to people who like a good story. I've bought several of these, and plan to buy several more.
Date published: 2000-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Buy This book shows the patience and love from a mother to her son even in the most trying times of a child's life.Also, the unbreakable connection between a mom and her boy. It also showa how the roles can change as years go by. A friend had this book and lost it and several others in a fire. It was the one she missed most. For her son's birthday I replaced it. It was one gift that is treasured by both.
Date published: 1999-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love You Forever Beautiful story, fit for all ages! Its the only children's book that moved me to tears. I think every family should have this book...that's why I always give a copy as a gift at baby showers.
Date published: 1999-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love you Forever Robert Munsch is a master children's book author. This one is a treat for any parent. My other favourites are: Mud Puddle and Paper Bag Princess.
Date published: 1999-07-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful! Every child should have this in her or his bookcase. It still makes me cry every time!
Date published: 1999-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Love You Forever Written by one of my favourite authors. Munsch writes very entertaining stories, enjoyed by children of all ages. This particular book is a great gift for your child, mom, grandmother or yourself. Every time I read it, it brings a tear to my eye. It is a very giving story.
Date published: 1999-05-14

– More About This Product –

Love You Forever

by Robert Munsch
Illustrator Sheila Mcgraw

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 32 pages, 8 × 8 × 0.12 in

Published: September 1, 1995

Publisher: Firefly Books

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0920668364

ISBN - 13: 9780920668368

About the Book

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." This is the story of how that little boy goes through the stages of childhood and becomes a man.

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 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.

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

From Our Editors

Hand picked by our Panel of Experts the IndigoKids Recommends program offers book suggestions designed to help you find the perfect book easily and confidently.

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".This is the story of how that little boy goes through the stages of childhood and becomes a man.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5

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