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Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch

Love You Forever (original 1986; edition 1995)

by Robert N. Munsch, Sheila McGraw (Illustrator)

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Title:Love You Forever
Authors:Robert N. Munsch
Other authors:Sheila McGraw (Illustrator)
Info:Firefly Books (1995), Edition: 1, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:Munsch(auth), McGraw(Ilus), picture_book, bedtime stories, love, family dynamics, parents

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Love You Forever by Robert Munsch (1986)



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Gekregen van Canadese oom en tante voor 1 van onze kinderen. Niet alleen boek, maar ook (destijds) cassette met het luisterboek en "I love you forever" als liedje. Gaat nooit meer uit m'n hoofd! ( )
  MiebetW | Jan 15, 2017 |
I love this book for a few reasons. First, it can be read to a huge range of ages. At first, the book seems like a happy song you sing to your baby for bedtime. This is sweet, and I actually remember my mom reading this to me as a child. As I got older and reread this book I found the deeper message in the story. The whole background to the author writing this is that his two babies had died but he still felt a tremendous amount of love. This message is so important to parents that they will be able to connect to the forever love they have for their children. In the end, the son rocks his old mother since she is weak. This shows the round robin style of a life we live as humans and allows this book to appeal to a huge range or readers from young kids, middle age parents all they way to the elderly. The message of this book is to love your family often and always. ( )
  Kacie11 | Dec 7, 2016 |
This book emphasizes family. It is a good book to share with parents to read to their children. But, it can be detrimental if some children in your class have a unstable home life. Use discretion.
  ChloeFukuda | Nov 28, 2016 |
I was read this growing up and I have always remembered it. This has such a beautiful message for kids to read! It could be a very emotional book, so I do not think that I would read it as a read aloud, but have it in my books. ( )
  Oliviacap | Nov 21, 2016 |
This book is all about love. Throughout the book the mother is constantly telling her son how much she loves me and will do anything for him. One day she grows too old to tell her son how much she loves him. The boy ends up rocking his mother and telling her how much he loves her, and how the love is a cycle. This book is a great book to read around Mother's Day and to talk about love. ( )
  Katelyn.Armatys | Nov 9, 2016 |
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Munsch, Robertprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
McGraw, SheilaIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
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To Sam, Gilly, Andrew, Tyya and Julie Munsch
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A mother held her new baby and very slowly rocked him back and forth, back and forth, back and forth.
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Love You Forever is a story that will bring readers to happy tears. It focuses on the relationship between a mother and her little baby boy and the enjoyment and love for each other. It will bring or want you to be closr to your mother.
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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

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A young woman hold her newborn son and looks at him lovingly. This is the story of how that little boy goes through the stages of childhood and becomes a man.

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