Love You Forever


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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 M�ch� for Kids and Painting and Decorating Furniture.


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.-- "Book Fairies Vancouver" (4/8/2019 12:00:00 AM)

#5 on Instructor's "Teachers Pick the Top 50 Kids Books Ever", chosen by 200 teachers, authors, and children's literature experts.-- "Instructor" (11/1/2006 12:00:00 AM)

A humorous, sentimental page-turner that rarely -- let's say never -- leaves a reader with a dry eye.--Gayle MacDonald "Globe and Mail" (12/1/2005 12:00:00 AM)

My children and I enjoyed it, night after night, for years... It is a charmer. The simple story touches the heart.--Jeith L. Runyon "Louisville Courier-Journal" (11/13/2005 12:00:00 AM)

No one can read this without the tears falling.--Sharon Owen "Madera Tribune" (5/8/2003 12:00:00 AM)

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.--Dana Lenetz "Forbes" (4/20/2010 12:00:00 AM)

Our No. 1 Favorite, 50 Great Children's Books--Susan Belkapp, Maggie Beidelman and Craig Reem "OC Family" (9/1/2007 12:00:00 AM)

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.-- "BookPage" (1/4/2008 12:00:00 AM)

Sentimental story that has long been a favorite gift at baby showers.--Karen T.Bilton "Bridgewater Courier News" (4/26/2005 12:00:00 AM)

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.--Leanne Dohy "Calgary Herald" (9/25/2003 12:00:00 AM)

The one book that has the most meaning to me.--David Maloof "Boston Globe" (9/15/2002 12:00:00 AM)

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" (6/1/2004 12:00:00 AM)

There are certain books about a parent's unconditional love for a child that are timeless--and this is one of them.-- "Baltimore's Child" (1/20/2010 12:00:00 AM)

There is a powerful, age-old resonance to the story, centered on that intangible, steadfast bond between mother and child.--Shelley Fralic "National Post" (5/15/2006 12:00:00 AM)

There's a reason why Love You Forever is still on the bestseller list 24 years after its release.--Darcy Matheson "Daily Hive" (4/26/2019 12:00:00 AM)

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" (11/1/2006 12:00:00 AM)

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.-- "" (7/1/2010 12:00:00 AM)

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