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November 24, 2018 Wedding Anniversary Wishes 1 comment

"I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be. " You'll probably recognize those words from Robert Munsch's children's book.

Love You Forever started as a song.

“I’ll love you forever,
I’ll like you for always,
as long as I’m living
my baby you’ll be.”

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 I had it in my head and I couldn’t even sing it because every time I tried to sing it I cried. It was very strange having a song in my head that I couldn’t sing.

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.

Out popped Love You Forever, pretty much the way it is in the book.

My regular publisher felt that it was not really a kid’s book and I ended up doing it with another publisher.

One day the publisher called up and said “This is very strange. It is selling very well in retirement communities in Arizona. It is selling in retirement communities where kids are illegal. This is supposed to be a children’s book. What is going on?”

“Grownups are buying it for grownups!”

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.

As a matter of fact, everybody buys it for everybody. That’s why it sells a lot of copies. I think it’s my best book. So far it has sold about 15,000,000 copies.

Everybody makes up their own song for this book. I would like to put different versions of the song up on this site, now that the site has sound on it. If you send me your version, either as a tape or an audio file or a MR3 file, I will try to put it up in the LOVE YOU page. If lots of people send me their versions, I will not be able to put them all up, but I would like to hear them even if I can’t put them on the site.

The way I sing it in the story is just MY version. You are supposed to make up your own.

The books starts off with a mother rocking her child and she sings to him,. “I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my.

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forever and always your baby i ll be

Once upon a time
I believe it was a Tuesday
When I caught your eye
We caught onto something
I hold onto the night
You looked me in the eye
And told me you loved me

Were you just kidding?

Cause it seems to me
This thing is breaking down
We almost never speak
I don't feel welcome anymore
Baby what happened
Please tell me cause one second it was perfect
Now you're halfway out the door

And I stare, at the phone
He still, hasn't called
And you feel so low you can't feel, nothing at all
And you flashback to when he said
Forever and always

Oh, and it rains in your bedroom, everything is wrong
It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
Cause I was there when you said
Forever and always

Was I out of line? Did I say something way to honest?
Did you run and hide like a scared little boy?
I looked into your eyes, thought I knew you for a minute
Now I'm not so sure

So heres to everything
Coming down to nothing
Heres to silence
That cuts me to the core
Where is this going?
Thought I knew for a minute but I don't anymore

And I stare, at the phone
He still, hasn't called
And you feel so low you can't feel, nothing at all
And you flashback to when he said
Forever and always

Oh, and it rains in your bedroom, everything is wrong
It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
Cause I was there when you said
Forever and always

Did you mean it baby?
I don't think so

Back up, baby back up
Did you forget everything?
Back up, baby back up
Did you forget everything?

Oh, and it rains in your bedroom, everything is wrong
It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
Cause I was there when you said
Forever and always

And I stare, at the phone
He still, hasn't called
And you feel so low you can't feel, nothing at all
And you flashback to when we said
Forever and always

And it rains in your bedroom, everything is wrong
It rains when you're here and it rains when you're gone
Cause I was there when you said
Forever and always

Didn't mean it baby
Said forever and always

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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.

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The one book that has the most meaning to me.--David Maloof Boston Globe (09/15/2002) No one can read this without the tears falling.--Sharon Owen Madera Tribune (05/08/2003) 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) Sentimental story that has long been a favorite gift at baby showers.--Karen T.Bilton Bridgewater Courier News (04/26/2005) 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) The starting point for a first-rate library for your grandchildren... a tender ode to the life cycle of a family.-- (06/01/2004) 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) A humorous, sentimental page-turner that rarely -- let's say never -- leaves a reader with a dry eye.-- (12/01/2005) 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) 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) Our No. 1 Favorite, 50 Great Children's Books-- (09/01/2007) 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) My children and I enjoyed it, night after night, for years... It is a charmer. The simple story touches the heart.-- (11/13/2005) 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) 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) #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) 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)

3 reviews

  • Het is Engelstalig. Erg leuk om aan moeders cadeau te doen voor bijv moederdag of als ze net een kindje gekregen hebben. Het gaat over de liefde van een moeder voor haar zoon die eigenlijk nooit stopt in het leven, tijdens fases van babytijd tot aan volwassen tijd aan toe en dan geeft haar zoon in dit geval het weer door aan zijn kindje.. Ik vind het een heel mooi boekje. Je zou het ook aan Engelstalige kinderen kunnen voorlezen als moeder..

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  • I love this book. It is written in such a nice, easy to read way. The repetition of lines on each page make it a joy to read with little children. And then there is the fact that you can see yourself doing this with your child - picking him up, rocking him and telling him you love him forever! and for always your baby he'll be. No matter what he does, no matter how old he gets ...

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Perhaps the greatest Robert Munsch book of all time and you won't I'm the one who moved out, I'm the one rocking an ailing parent, I'm the one with the babies I sing to. You'll Also Love: You're Doing A Great Job — An Open Letter To The toddler page always makes me ask the same question: Why.

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forever and always your baby i ll be

By Robert Munsch, Firefly

Summary

Love You Forever is a story about a mother’s continual love for her son as he goes through the stages of adolescence to manhood. Every night his mother 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”, while rocking him as he sleeps. As he grows, his mother recurrently shows her love for him despite his adolescent behavior which seems to be driving her crazy! Even after the boy has grown into a man his mother drives across town to hold him in her arms and sing to him. The mother eventually becomes too old and sick to carry on with this tradition. In turn, the man then drives across town, holds his mother in his arms and sings to her “I’ll love you forever, I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my mommy you’ll be”. As the man returns home, he goes to his daughters’ room and passes on the tradition, holding her in his arms and singing the same song to her that his mother sang to him.

Guidelines for Philosophical Discussion

Love

Love You Forever presents the unconditional love that parents are expected to have for their children despite the behavior of those children as they grow up. The love that a parent has for a child is an unrestricted love that never falters. In the book, the mother is stressed by the behavior of the son, but still continues to crawl into his room at night, hold him in her arms and sing to him. This parental love is often the first and most important love a person will ever experience. When developing future relationships a person is able to understand and reciprocate love to others because of the love that has first been introduced by their parents. As a person matures from adolescence to adulthood they begin to understand the importance of displaying affection and reciprocating love. Children who do not experience love have a hard time displaying and reciprocating love for another. When the mother becomes elderly and sick her son who is now an adult returns this love by tending and singing to her. A child who experiences love through a parental figure will be more likely to pass this on to their children. This reciprocation of love is important in allowing love to continue to exist. When the man becomes a father, he shows his love for his daughter by singing the same song his mother sang to him.

Happiness and Fulfillment

For a person to be fulfilled in life they have to achieve happiness. Happiness is the ultimate means in itself; it is the one thing that people universally strive towards. Love above all holds the most intrinsic value and without love we cannot be fulfilled and achieve happiness. The ability of the father to display his affection to his mother and his daughter represent the happiness and fulfillment in his life.

Gender Stereotypes

The original mother son relationship in the book follows the stereotypes set in place by society. Women are seen to take on a more nurturing role and men are seen to be less affectionate. This stereotype is then juxtaposed by the nurturing relationship of a father to his daughter. This role reversal demonstrates that affection is not something defined by a person’s gender. The love that the son has for his mother is not absent, while he grows, but is something he does not display as well when he is an adolescent. It is important to understand that gender should not define our ability to love and show affection. This is something particularly important to instill in young children.

The Circle Of Life

A part from discussing the value of love and the intrinsic means of happiness, Love You Forever also delves into a deeper concept of reality, that being the circle of life, culminating in death. The story explores not only the young boy’s life but also the mothers and her journey through aging. It is understandable that many of the children reading this story will not recognize the fact that the mom did indeed pass on, and if they do is likely that they will not identify exactly what that means. This is an important part of the story, one which should be discussed with the child to gain a more thorough understanding. It is important for them to realize that death is a part of the circle of life and that it is not something dark and something to be feared but rather, if happening in a timely fashion, something that one can embrace. We can help the child appreciate this more by examining the character of the mother. She lived a life of fulfillment and happiness, raising her son to be respectful and in turn a great father. She was able to pass on the greatest knowledge, that being how to love and this love was then reciprocated onto her. Her death is something to be celebrated because not only did she lead a long and happy life but it is through her that the circle of life was able to continue and grow in a respectful and loving way. Death is something that young children, in perhaps a more delicate form, need to be made aware of and Love You Forever is a perfect example of how this can be done.

This book is enjoyed by many adults and children and it can raise a lot of emotion in readers. It can be used as a tool to address some very basic yet powerful concepts. Love You Forever describes the importance of love and the reciprocity of love and its need for fulfillment and happiness. Gender roles are addressed and it even brings about the topic of death and the life cycle. This book can be used as a tool to provoke some very important and essential questions to children. The questions are brought about to help children think about love in their life and what love really is and the reciprocity of love. It helps children to question the stereotypes that society holds about girls and boys. It even addresses the very serious topic of death and helps children to understand what it really means to die.

Questions for Philosophical Discussion

Love

  1. How do your parents show they love you?
  2. Why does the mother love the boy and what does the mother get in return?
  3. Why is a mother’s love selfless when it comes to their child?
  4. Do you think the boy is being selfish by not telling his mother he loves her?
  5. Can you be angry with someone and still love them?
  6. How do you show your parents you love them?
  7. Why did the mother always love him?
  8. Do you think the boy loved the mother, but just was too embarrassed to say?
  9. Why are we embarrassed to tell someone we love them?
  10. Why did the boy not show his love for his mother until he was older?
  11. Do you need to have a reason to love someone?

Gender Roles

  1. Do you think the story would be different if it was a father instead of a mother?
  2. Do you think the story would be different if it was a girl instead of boy?
  3. What do you notice about the ending of the book about the parent and child?
  4. Do you think the man is less affectionate to his daughter than his mother was to him?
  5. Do you think the daughter will have similar behavior that the man had while growing up?
  6. Is it okay for girls to say "I love you"?
  7. Is it okay for boys to say "I love you"?

Happiness and Fulfillment

  1. What makes you happy?
  2. Would you be happy if you were the mother?
  3. Do you need other people to be happy?
  4. Does telling someone you love them make you happy and does it make them happy?
  5. Does knowing that someone loves you make you happy?

Life and Death

  1. What is it that makes a fulfilled life?
  2. Why did the mother get sick at the end of the story? What happens next?
  3. What does it mean to pass on?
  4. What does it mean when someone says the “circle of life”?

This book module deals with ethics, specifically rights and responsibility?, happiness, and love. You can buy this book on Amazon.

WATCH THE VIDEO ON THEME: LOVE YOU FOREVER by Robert Munsch. Grandma Annii's Storytime

The books starts off with a mother rocking her child and she sings to him,. “I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my.

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