Love You Forever

Love You Forever

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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 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.show more

Product details

  • 3-5
  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 198 x 198 x 4mm | 100g
  • FIREFLY BOOKS LTD
  • Ontario, Canada
  • English
  • 14 colour illustrations
  • 0920668372
  • 9780920668375
  • 348

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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) Our No. 1 Favorite, 50 Great Children's Books--Susan Belkapp, Maggie Beidelman and Craig Reem"OC Family" (09/01/2007)show more

About Robert Munsch

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 Mache for Kids and Painting and Decorating Furniture.show more

Rating details

157,142 ratings
4.34 out of 5 stars
5 64% (99,887)
4 18% (28,848)
3 11% (16,504)
2 4% (6,108)
1 4% (5,795)

Our customer reviews

I love this book, it describes how you love your baby the same way no matter how old they get. Always brings a lump to my throat. I like to give this to new mums as a gift.show more
by Tracy Slattery
I got this book for my daughter, but had a quick read of it first. Before I knew it, I was in tears. A very touching story about the unconditional love parents feel for their children. Note to international buyers: book contains American spelling. Illustration style is a little outdated, but children won't mind.show more
by Gemma Butler-Fleming
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