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by Robert Munsch. A mother held her new baby and very slowly rocked him back and forth, back and forth, I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, food out of the refrigerator and he took his mother's watch and flushed it down the toilet. Hello Everyone! I hope you enjoy this story! This story is very near and dear to my heart, and I have loved it since I was a little girl. Love You. Booktopia has Love You Forever by Robert Munsch. Buy a discounted Paperback of Love You Forever online from Australia's leading online bookstore. it'll give you a new song to sing and maybe a bit of perspective down the road . . Track My Parcel · Flat Rate Shipping · Free Shipping Offers · New Zealand Shipping.

I made that up after my wife and I had two babies born dead. The song was my song to my dead babies. For a long time it was just a song but one day, while telling stories at a big theatre at the University of Guelph, it occurred to me that I might be able to make a story around the song. It is selling very well in retirement communities in Arizona. It is selling in retirement communities where kids are illegal. What is going on? In fact, it turned out that parents buy it for grandparents and grandparents buy it for parents and kids buy it for everybody and everybody buys it for kids.

A young woman holds her newborn son And looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him: Since publication in , 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. One of my all-time favorites. I cry every time I read it 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 and years-old, respectively by our childhood nicknames, Pussycat and Tchotchke Yiddish for "knickknack". 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 and It is a charmer.

The simple story touches the heart. The books were a gift to my twins on leaving school as this was a childhood favourite book to read together. Can be quite beautifully emotional. Pauline W. Beautiful story. My children loved this book. This edition no longer available in shops. Children For Ages: Paperback Language: English Number Of Pages: CA Dimensions cm: Help Centre.

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My Wishlist Sign In Join. Love You Forever By: Write a review. Add to Wishlist. Ships in 7 to 10 business days. Description Customer Reviews 30 Product Details Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Industry Reviews One of my all-time favorites. Paperback , 32 pages. Published September 1st by Firefly Books first published January 1st More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

To ask other readers questions about Love You Forever , please sign up. Which illustration would you go for? Veeda the most conventional one is sheila mcgraw but the anthony lewis may appeal to a lot younger readers.

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Veeda yeah pretty much. See all 6 questions about Love You Forever…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Dec 07, Anne rated it liked it Recommends it for: Horror aficionados. Recommended to Anne by: You have to read this creepy little book! Licha , thank you so much for introducing this little gem to me.

The room was practic You have to read this creepy little book! The cover looks totally innocuous. Which makes what's inside so fucking freaktastic! So the story opens with this mom rocking her baby and singing this little song I'll love you forever. I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living my baby you'll be. My 7 year old girl is now snuggling in for what she thinks will be a good story. My 10 year old daughter says Awww , and cuddles in on the other side.

My 12 year old son raises an eyebrow, but still tucks his feet under him, and settles in on the couch. The next page is the kid dumping shit in the toilet, and making a general mess while his mother says, This kid is driving me CRAZY! We could each relate to that scene in our own way. Because children are horrible. And messy. That first bit lulled us into a false sense of security because I turned the page and Every one of my kids jolted at this picture. The 10 year old: Like, what's she doing?!

Only, you have to imagine that she sounds like a Valley Girl with a southern accent. Because she does , and it makes everything she says 10x more hilarious. This woman scuttled across the kid's floor once he was asleep, eyeballed him all weird like, then picked him up, rocked him, and sang her freaky song! Bitch, nobody picks up an already-sleeping baby.

You check to make sure they're still breathing, thank your lucky fucking stars that you have a few hours to yourself, and then quietly back the hell out of the room. What you don't do is introduce noise and motion. Up next, the boy is 9 years old! He's up to all sorts of 9 year old shenanigans Like children do. But every night, mom still crawls across his floor and looks up over the side of his bed to see if he's really asleep.

And, if he is, she rocks him and sings the song. Even my 7 year old knew that wasn't normal. My son was actually more concerned with why she felt the need to rock him without his knowing about it On the next page, her son has become some sort of teenage Elvis impersonator. Well, because that's what all the cool kids are doing these days. And while he might be a rascally young lad, his mamma still crawls into his room to rock him in her arms and croon to him each night.

This picture caused yet another round of Ugh! I mean, look at it! Never have I crawled on my belly like a soldier into my teenage son's room. And never have I attempted to pick up his massive frame and rock him on my lap. Asleep or not! First, because he's bigger than I am and he'd crush my legs. Second, I can't even imagine the upper body strength that sort of thing would require. Third, and I feel most importantly, I'm not a creeper. Now, that's not to say I'm not affectionate.

I hug him. Well, on the next page this poor boy finally escapes. He grows up and moves across town. I swear, there was an audible sigh of relief from my son when we got to this page.

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You could see that he was actively rooting for this guy to get away from Mother Bates. My 7 year old had the scrunchy face look going on because she could tell something was not quite right with this woman, but she doesn't have enough life experience yet to pinpoint what it is. But my 10 year old really pegged it when she said, Ha!

What's she gonna do And we all laughed! Spoiler Alert! Across Town was apparently NOT far enough away! This crazy chick bungied a freaking ladder to the top of her car, and drove to his new place Sweet baby Jesus, save us!

If all the lights in her son's house were out, she opened his bedroom window, crawled across the floor, and looked up over the side of his bed. I felt dirty just reading that out loud. And while she rocked him 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 kids are all coming off the couch, gesturing wildly at the picture, and just freaking the fuck out in general, at this point.

And even the 7 year old knew it. But wait! There's more! On the next page, the old lady is She calls her son and says: You'd better come see me because I'm very old and sick.

About damn time, I say. Anyway, when her son gets to her door, this lunatic starts in with her disturbing chant. I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always My children and I cackle. Aw, but don't worry, her son picks her up instead of calling and does his own rendition of the nightmarish song. I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living my Mommy you'll be.

He was awake every time she did that! He was understandably freaked out that her son knew the words to this frightening little ditty since the book specifically stated that Mommy made sure he was asleep each time she crept into his room to sing it. So, not only was the mom a lunatic, but the son was evidently cool with it. In his mind, no normal boy would find this sort of behavior endearing. And, I gotta agree with him. This shit might have flown up till he was 9, but beyond that?

And especially not a teenage boy. Here's how that scenario would have gone down in real-life: Get out! Last page! Again, you're sorta lulled into thinking that it's over because the old woman is presumably dead. But, no. The cycle continues. Oh, yes. Because, evidently, some woman was chill with this freaky old broad randomly sneaking into her home, and cuddling with her husband.

She was cool enough with it that she let this mamma's boy get her pregnant. So, now he's gonna do this dance with his daughter. I'll love you forever It's meant to show how long a parent's love lasts. No matter what they do, no matter how old they get, your children will always be your babies.

And, I admit, it's hard to watch mine grow up and not need me as much anymore. Will they still love me once I'm not an integral part of their everyday lives?

What happens when it's not important that I sign their report cards, take them to friend's houses, and cook them dinner? What about once they're ready to move out? Will I be ready for it?! Hell no. But at least now I know I can threaten to strap a ladder to the top of my car and pay them a midnight visit if they don't routinely call me.

Would I ever really do that? Probably not. Still, they owe me. And they better freakin' call. Why, you ask? Because this was our actual Christmas card one year. View all comments. Apr 15, Kristine rated it did not like it Shelves: Love you forever, Stalk you for always. It just doesn't work for me. At all. And I'm allowed to have a different opinion that you. Would I be ok with my mom slipping into my teenage brothers' rooms while they're sleeping to cuddle and sing a love song?

No, probably not. Where's the dad? Once a man gets married the woman in their life isn't you--it's the wife! And when children grow up and become adults and you should have an adult-to-adult relationship with them. Quit trying to cuddle them! Lock the windows!!

The dad sneaking in on the teenage daughter to hold her, or later on when she's married he's climbing through her window to her bed???? With children's books I like them to have rhyme and rhythm and be easy to read. I felt like I was stumbling over words. And I know I'm being too literal, but seriously if you look at this book literally it will give you nightmares!!! Just for fun read it to someone purposefully trying to be creepy - just as an experiment.

Trust me, you'll agree with me after that. Darik doesn't necessarily like it when I call the book: But I do anyways: View all 95 comments. Jul 06, Patrick rated it it was amazing. Hey parents, do you want to read a children's book that will make you cry uncontrollably from the third page all the way to the end of the book?

Well look no further, this is the book for you. It's a very sweet book. But get ready to do all the crying while your little kid looks up at you, with an expression that says, "Seriously dad, what the fuck?

Do you need a tissue or something? View all 25 comments. Nov 12, Scott rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Creepy People. I didn't hate this book because it was too sappy. I like sappy sometimes. Here's what I didn't like about the book. Where do I even begin? How about the cover? The cover makes it look like it's some sort of book about potty training or something.

Awful choice. Secondly the illustrations are hideous. Simply hideous. Now lets talk about the writing. Repetitive and long-winded. The overall general creepiness is another reason I didn't like this bo I didn't hate this book because it was too sappy.

The overall general creepiness is another reason I didn't like this book. I realize that the mother sneaking into her grown son's house via a ladder is supposed to be kind of funny at least I hope it is , but it is still creepy and weird!

Finally the overall message of the book. The intended message I'm sure is about unconditional love, the reversal of roles, etc. But here's the message I got. I love you because you're my son, but I really don't like you very much. She sees her son as a deviant.

If he's not flushing her watch down the toilet at age two, he's swearing in front of his grandma at age 9. She says he drives her crazy and wants to put him in a zoo. It's when he's asleep, and only when he's asleep, that she can express her affection.

Why does he have to be asleep for her to do this? View all 39 comments. Feb 23, babyhippoface rated it did not like it Shelves: Do I need to repeat the "grown man" part?

We've got breaking-and-entering here, along with the fact that we never once see this woman tell her son she loves him while he is, Okay, I realize I'm in the minority here, and I will admit that the first time I read it I went, "Aww We've got breaking-and-entering here, along with the fact that we never once see this woman tell her son she loves him while he is, oh, I don't know, AWAKE.

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There's something she might try. I realize I'm probably reading far too much into a little Robert Munsch rhyming ditty, but it has become so revered by the masses that I feel the need to speak my piece.

I'm done now. View all 11 comments. Feb 22, Councillor rated it did not like it Recommended to Councillor by: Obviously enough, I'm in the minority here, but this children's book is weird, creepy, disturbing and will probably give me more nightmares than any Stephen King novel ever did.

I'm perfectly fine with the message that mothers respectively parents in general will always love their children and will in most cases - sadly eno Obviously enough, I'm in the minority here, but this children's book is weird, creepy, disturbing and will probably give me more nightmares than any Stephen King novel ever did.

I'm perfectly fine with the message that mothers respectively parents in general will always love their children and will in most cases - sadly enough, there are always exceptions do everything for them to be comfortable.

But Robert Munsch simply overexaggerated while portraying this message, and finally made me see a totally different message in this book: That a mother's love justifies stalking her children and entering into their lives in one of the creepiest and most disturbing ways - by climbing a ladder to her son's bedroom, entering the house and picking her son up to rock him back and forth while he's sleeping.

I'm sorry, but this is so weird, I can't even find it funny anymore. Yes, the book is meant to be understood metaphorically, the book is supposed to be somehow funny and cute and oh-so-sweet although I only furled my eyebrows in confusion rather than actually laughing. In the beginning, the book was still interesting; everyone can relate to the way children can bring chaos into everything.

But then the mother began to enter her son's room at night. Is it okay to go into your two-year-old son's bedroom while he's sleeping with the intention of admiring him and admitting that you will love him forever? Yes, it is. I am totally fine with that. Doing so with a nine-year-old son begins to show signs of creepiness, but it's still acceptable.

It isn't acceptable if your son is thirty and has moved on with his own life. You can't just break into his house to admire him, indifferent from how lonely you might feel.

And yes, I understand that this book is not supposed to be taken seriously, and it's not even realistically possible for an old woman to be able to pick up her full-grown son while he's sleeping, but this book pretends it is, so I will too.

There are thousands of better ways to incorporate a message about a mother's love into a book. I wouldn't even consider this one to be a children's book If you want to read a fantastic children's book, then please skip this and read The Velveteen Rabbit instead, which is an absolutely wonderful story.

Or if you want to read two more reviews of "Love You Forever" which I really enjoyed and can whole-heartedly recommend reading, then read this Anne's review or the other Anne's. View all 32 comments. Feb 21, Anne rated it liked it.

I'm not feeling the love, but I definitely am feeling the creeps. I get the point - unconditional and everlasting love, hence the three stars. But that's just not how you do it man. I like what the book is saying, I just don't like how it's saying it. I just can't overlook how disturbin I'm not feeling the love, but I definitely am feeling the creeps.

I just can't overlook how disturbing this is.

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I really couldn't enjoy this book. How do I fall asleep now? Or maybe not. Maybe a lover watching his love sleep is better? But still, mothers creeping across floors and through windows at night, rocking and singing love songs to teenage boys and grown men. In their sleep. Someone needs a lesson on privacy. And the grown man takes this habit up and suddenly I can foresee it becoming something of a legacy.

I love my father, I really do and besides, even my father would agree with me completely. But this Like bloody hell! You want to rock and sing to me? Wait till I am conscious. View all 47 comments. Nov 11, Emily May rated it did not like it Shelves: View all 16 comments. Jun 21, Rebecca Collins rated it it was amazing. I love this book My earliest memory of this book is my mom reading this aloud to my two year old self, and crying as she finished the last few pages.

Now im the one who starts crying whenever i pull the book out and stare at the waterworn pages. Anyone who's read this book knows the words that the mother is constantly saying to her son as he's sleeping- I love you forever I'll like you for always As long as I'm living My baby you'll be.

My mom made a tune for those words, and I cant im I love this book My mom made a tune for those words, and I cant imagine those words without the song.

It was my little lullaby when i was younger.

View all 9 comments. Jun 12, Alicia Krauchuk Fenton rated it it was amazing Shelves: I just love this book. It is a bit on the "unusual" side, but that is just Munsch for ya.

I first read this my Freshman year of college. I cried then and I cry when I read it to my girls. The mother's corniness just adds to the tenderness of the book. I am touched by the mother's love for her son, the son's love for his mom, and then the son's love to his daughter So simple, so beautiful, so profound!!!

I was so inspired I made up a tune for the words to "the song" for my girls. My dad used to sing me a Spanish lullaby when I was a little girl that I sing to my girls and I hope that they will sing to their family.

View 2 comments. Jul 09, Dacia rated it did not like it Recommends it for: No one - it's depressing. This is the only children's book I've ever read that stuck me as more depressing than "The Giving Tree".