Love You Forever.pdf
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
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... A charmer. The simple story touches the heart. -- Jeith L. Runyon, Louisville Courier-Journal 11/13/2005
No one can read this without the tears falling. -- Sharon Owen, Madera Tribune 05/08/2003
Teachers recommend top children's books: Last year, NEA (National Education Association) published a list of the top 100 favorite children's books, as voted upon by NEA members: [At number 6, in the top ten children's books] "Love You Forever" by Robert N. Munsch (4-8 years). -- reported in "Reading Today" [International Reading Association], Feb/March 2000
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
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 06/2004
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.(200611)
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.