❤ A Sentimental Favorite ❤
A young woman holds her newborn son and looks at him lovingly. Softly she sings to him:
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! It tells the story of the evolving relationship between a boy and his mother.
This book is a wonderful baby gift for new parents and for new grandparents.
As Robert Munsch, the author, tells it...
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."
Age recommendation: 2 and up
❤ NOTE FROM MELANIE: We received this book as a baby gift when Jamie was born. I read this book over and over to the boys. I think I cried each time I read it. Some people think its corny and see an over-bearing mother. I was reminded of my Grandma May and the beauty in the circle of life. In fact, I sang this song to my boys every night during our "Good Night" rituals when they were younger. Once in awhile now the verse still soothes them. Bedtime rituals, however, are a loving memory of the past. Now, if I'm lucky, I get a kiss before they run upstairs 😉.