Sunday, November 15, 2015

Picture Book Review: Love You Forever

Love You Forever by Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw, Firefly Books, Ontario, Canada, 1986.
This is a classic children's picture book, which is about family relationships.  The song from the book, even without the music provided, reverberates in my brain, "I'll love you forever, I'll love you for always; as long as I'm living by baby you'll be."  This is the song the mommy sings to her new baby when he is small, he he goes through his terrible twos, when he is a child and just wants to play, and he is a teenager and feels he doesn't need a mother, and when he is grown and moved away.  This is also the song the son sings to his mother when she is old and grey.  It is also the song he sings to his newborn baby daughter.
This is an excellent story.  The pictures add as you can see more detail and things happening in the son's life that you don't get form the story line.

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