Love You Forever

Love You Forever

Book - 1986
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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.

Publisher: Scarborough, Ont. : Firefly Books, c1986.
ISBN: 9780920668368
Branch Call Number: E FIC MUNSCH
Characteristics: [28] p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: McGraw, Sheila


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Jul 29, 2020

This touching book by Robert Munsch is one of my favourites, to this day. It is so heart-warming, and beautiful for so many people. My mom would read it to me when I was little, and not once did she get through it without tearing up. It is beautifully written, and the story line is very sweet. Munsch did a wonderful job or expressing a mother’s love through words, and making his readers feel the impact. Although it is a children’s book, I think that most audiences will appreciate the sentimentality that this book creates. I would highly recommend this book, especially to those with young children! @PeneleopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Apr 23, 2020

This is my favourite Robert Munsch book of all time. I used to read it to my children, trying my best to get through it without breaking down. Beautifully written, it resonates with all, the unconditional love we hold for those closest to us, no matter what age we are. I still have the book and will be reading it to my grandchildren.

JCLBeckyC Feb 15, 2019

All the feels!

Aug 30, 2018

Despite laudable sentiment, but I've always found the part where the mother crawls across the floor instead of tiptoeing to peer at her child slightly creepy in the same sort of way that Justin Bieber YouTube parody song "If I was your girlfriend" is creepy.

Apr 24, 2018

This was my favorite book as a child and now my kids love it too!! I definitely recommend it!

ConstantlyLost Apr 21, 2018

A heartwarming look at a mother's love for her son and his love for her as it comes full circle.

Feb 01, 2018

A touching story about mother's love. It's always hard for me to read it to children at the daycare I work in, with no tears in my eyes. When I read it to my little daughter I hold her and swing her as it is in the story and sing the song. She loves it. I believe and I hope she is going to remember those special moments and she will do the same with her children one day. Thank you Robert Munsch for writing this beautiful story.

Aug 02, 2016

Loved it!

Jun 15, 2016

The early parts of this book are sweet, but the mother sneaking into her adult son's house across town is just creepy. Not my favourite book.

carinmilburn Oct 05, 2015

disturbing story with even creepier illustrations. Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown portrays a mother's (parent's) love much more subtly and beautifully. Or Guess How Much I Love You is a similar message and great illustrations.

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Jan 16, 2013

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Jan 16, 2013

The book is about a mother who sneaks into her sleeping son's room, from childhood to adulthood, at night, picks him up in her arms, and then sings a lullaby to him. Once the mother becomes elderly and unable to sing the son the lullaby, the son then goes and picks the mother up, cradles her in his arms, and then sings the lullaby to the mother. The mother passes away and the son has a daughter and he goes into his daughter's room, picks her up in his arms, and then sings the lullaby to his daughter.

Mar 18, 2008

A story about a mothers love for her son as he grows up.


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Jan 16, 2013

"There was a mother who had a new baby, and she picked it up and rocked it, back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, and she sang 'I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be'. The son walked over to the mommy, he picked her up and rocked her, back and forth, back and forth, back and forth, and he sang, "'I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my mommy you'll be'.

Mar 18, 2008

"I'll love you for ever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be."


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