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About the Book



First published in 1986, this classic book by Munsch is a gentle affirmation of the love a parent feels for their his or her child--forever. McGraw's soft and colorful pastels perfectly complement the sentiment of the book--one that will be read repeatedly for years.



Book Synopsis



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 30 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.



Review Quotes



An extraordinarily different story by Robert Munsch is a gentle affirmation of the love a parent feels for their child--forever. Sheila McGraw's soft and colorful pastels perfectly complement the sentiment of the book--one that will be read repeatedly for years.-- (04/08/2019)

#5 on Instructor's "Teachers Pick the Top 50 Kids Books Ever", chosen by 200 teachers, authors, and children's literature experts.--Instructor (11/01/2006)

There's a reason why Love You Forever is still on the bestseller list 24 years after its release.--Darcy Matheson"Daily Hive" (04/26/2019)

A humorous, sentimental page-turner that rarely -- let's say never -- leaves a reader with a dry eye.-- (12/01/2005)

My children and I enjoyed it, night after night, for years... It is a charmer. The simple story touches the heart.-- (11/13/2005)

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.-- (04/20/2010)

Our No. 1 Favorite, 50 Great Children's Books-- (09/01/2007)

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.-- (01/04/2008)

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.-- (09/25/2003)

The starting point for a first-rate library for your grandchildren... a tender ode to the life cycle of a family.-- (06/01/2004)

There are certain books about a parent's unconditional love for a child that are timeless--and this is one of them.-- (01/20/2010)

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.--BookPage (11/01/2006)

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.-- (07/01/2010)

No one can read this without the tears falling.--Sharon Owen"Madera Tribune" (05/08/2003)

Sentimental story that has long been a favorite gift at baby showers.--Karen T.Bilton"Bridgewater Courier News" (04/26/2005)

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)



About The Author



Robert Munsch is the bestselling, widely celebrated author of more than 50 books for children. Love You Forever is his internationally bestselling book with over 30 million copies sold. 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.

Dimensions (Overall): 8 Inches (H) x 8 Inches (W) x .13 Inches (D)
Weight: .2 Pounds
Suggested Age: 4-8 Years
Number of Pages: 32
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Bedtime + Dreams, Family / Parents
Publisher: Firefly Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Author: Robert N. Munsch
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 1986
TCIN: 11565914
UPC: 9780920668375
Item Number (DPCI): 059-03-0420
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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Estimated ship dimensions: 7.75 inches length x 7.75 inches width x 0.25 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.2 pounds
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 248 reviews
81% would recommend
49 recommendations

Beautiful book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Neat777 - 23 days ago, Verified purchaser
The best book for new parents. Tell your kids how much they are loved.
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Love this book!!!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Julianna - 6 months ago
I’ll love you forever I’ll like you for always as long as I’m living my baby you’ll be<3
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A favorite

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Peaches - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
received this book when my grown children were little, and all of us loved the story. Has taken on even more meaning as I've aged. I've given it to quite a few mothers-to-be.
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Love You Forever - nice story... gave it as a gift.

5 out of 5 stars
Lee - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
Love You Forever - nice story, maybe even a 'fairy tale' of a parent's love... forever, and that love being returned by a then adult child... and finally passed on to a next generation. Shame, ideals seem to be lost in current society with day care for children on to senior communities. But would't it be nice if. I got more then a few of these books to give as gifts. I hope I was giving more than just a book, that I was giving a thought. That's All.
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Highly recommend the children's book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Happy Mama - 11 months ago, Verified purchaser
Beautiful children’s book makes every Mama book years into the future
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So cute

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Bev - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
Such a cute book! Definitely recommend
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I love you forever and always

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
cyns - 1 year ago
My favorite children’s book since my girls were little, now I share this story with all new moms!
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I' ll Love you Forever

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Mommaofgrownboys - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I love this book. The first time( and every time after) I read this book it touched my heart and made me cry. A must read for every parent
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love this book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Wildcat - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
a heartwarming book that captures the love of a mother.
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Great book for families

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Busy parent - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This is my favorite children's book. We like to give it as a baby shower gift.
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Adorable book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Cheryl - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This book is a classic that all moms will adore. It was great for first time mom's second, and third and fourth time moms. We all need to be reminded about love and children throughout the stages.
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cutest book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Mom2Boys - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I read this book to my 10 year old kid. It was our first time reading it, and we were both moved to tears. It is a sweet book especially for a mom of boys. We did not find the book creepy. It has a touching story line.
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Baby shower gift

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Melbell - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This book is a absolute favorite. Always like including to new parents.
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ROBER N. MUNSCH IS GREAT!!

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Michele aka Mickey - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
CONGRATS MR. MUNSCH, BECAUSE THIS BOOK KEEPS THE CHILD'S ATTENTION ON THE BOOK!! THIS IS WELL WRITTEN AND I HOPE EVERYONE THAT LIKES TO READ TO THEIR CHILD PURCHASES THIS BOOK. I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO MORE OF MR. MUNSCH BOOKS!! TY MM
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Sentimental

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Nettie86 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Sweet book that shows the journey of a loving mother and her son. It is a nice book to pass down to younger mothers.
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Baby book gift for Baby shower

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Reviewer - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This is a gift for a baby shower, I had the book yrs ago and it is a very good book.
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What it's really about

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Jennyota12 - 2 years ago
For people saying this book is creepy don’t understand what the background on the book is…the author wrote this book after she had a miscarriage. It’s a sweet book with a nice message, especially once you know the headspace of the author when writing it.
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Weird And Creepy

1 out of 5 stars
Thumbs down graphic, would not recommend
ThisIsTheWay2020 - 2 years ago
Recieved this as a babyshower gift and immediately regifted it. Both my husband and I found it very creepy and weird, boundaries are non-existent, the mother is reduced to a stalker then commits breaking and entering :-/
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Great memories

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Birdie - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I loved this book when my mother read it to me as a child. It made me feel close to her and excited/ unafraid of getting bigger because I felt she would always be there for me like the mother in the book. Those giving negative criticisms of the content probably never experienced this book as a child and therefore cannot put themselves in their children’s mindset while reading the book. Yes, if your mother climbed through your window to cradle you as an adult it would be exceedingly strange (not to mention difficult for her to pick up a grown adult) but from a child’s perspective it is comforting. I did not grow up thinking my mother would stalk me in the future but did have extremely fond memories of her reading me this book. You shouldn’t take everything in children’s literature literally but instead try to imagine the deeper message it conveys to the developing mind. I read this to my daughter and she enjoys it.
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Very touching book

5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
Manda06 - 2 years ago
People commenting that this book is inappropriate need to seriously grow up. I would hold my child until the end of time. What is more important in this life than a mother’s love for her children? Nothing.
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