“This book is about a mother who would rock her son to sleep no matter how old he gets. When she gets too old to rock him to sleep, her son comes over and rocks his mom to sleep. He then carries on that tradition with his baby.
This is such a sweet story. It is sad that the reason behind this book is because Robert Munsh had two still borns. It is a book that many love and will always love.
"I'll love you forever
I'll like you for always
As long as I'm living
My baby you'll be."
Connections to other texts:
I Have To Go!
Uses for text in a classroom:
-teach writers craft
- teach dialogue
-teach lapse of time”
“hahaaha”navinmurthy wrote this review 13 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is one of my all time favorite children picture books. It brings tears to my eyes because of the strong message it portrays. It shows how family comes full circle and that there is strong love and bond between a mother and her child, regardless of how old they get. ”Brandy DeRose wrote this review 13 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Childhood favorite”Alyssa Statham wrote this review 13 days ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Love You Forever is a story about a mother’s 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.”Maria wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This loving story follows the journey of a baby to adulthood in which is mother continues to sing him a lullaby each evening after he's fell asleep until she's too old to do so. The images in this book help paint the picture of a mothers love for her child has he grows in to a man and no matter what she will always love him. This is a great book to read for 3 and up as it reinforce how you feel about them. ”Janae wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“ Love You Forever tells the story of a mom who would rock her child back and forth as she sang to him. She does this even as he gets older. When she is too old to do it any longer her now grown boy does it one last time to her. He then continues the tradition with his daughter.
This a great bed time book. It shows just how much parents love their children and how it is a cycle that isn't broken. The pictures are great at capturing the stereotypes associated with each age presented in the book.
I would read this book to a kindergartener and then discuss how parents or other family members show that they love them. ”
“Robert Munsch wrote a book dedicated to his unborn child. In this story, we read about how the child grows up and his mom is by his side every step of the way. This book is filled with fun quotes and shows a strong love between the characters.”Lydia Ko wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This story is about a young baby boy who is growing up and going through all different stages of life. No matter what the boy does, or how much he can frustrate his mom, her mom will always love him. She tells him every night as he goes to bed. Later when the boy is grown and moved out, and his mom is really old, the man comes back and hold his mother just the way she held him and tells her he will always love her. This is a touching story and I would not put a age limit on this story. It shows how much two people can love each other through all the thick and thin.”Patrick Merican wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Love You Forever is great book for not only children but mothers. It tells a story about a loving mother who throughout her child's life picks him up while he is asleep and says to him "I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always. As long as I'm living my baby you'll be." There comes a point where she is of old age and cannot go to her sons house. He then drives to her house and picks her up and sings that song she always sang to him. He then later picks up his baby daughter and recites the song as well. It is a cute story that shows compassion and love and it would be great to share this book with a kindergarten or first grade class. An activity that could be done is to read the book on mother's day or father's day and then have the children thank their parents/guardians. ”Lizbeth wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No