“Love you forever is a beautiful story that any age group would enjoy. It is repetitive story so it is easy for children to learn to read it. It depicts the love of a mother and child. It explains that even though children sometimes drive a parent CRAAAAZY there is still an unbreakable bond of love. When the mother in the story is old and can no longer sing to her son, he sings to her demonstrating the love a child has for his mother as well. It's a beautiful and powerful story. The author writes it in a very enjoyable and touching way. It's an excellent book. I would suggest it for a 2nd to 3rd grade reading level and would incorporate it in around mother's day. Then following the story, I would have my students make mother's day cards. ”Rebecca Johnson wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“M. Love You Forever, by: Robert Munsch, Sheila McGraw
1. award(s): All-Time Best Selling Children’s Books Publishers Weekly (2006), Flicker Tale Children’s Book Award (North Dakota) (1989)
2. grade level: Pre-K-2
3. summary: This is a book about growing up. As the boy in this story grows up his mother doesn’t love him any less that she did when he was a little boy. The mother sings an I Love You tune to her son until she grows old, and then the son sings it to her (until she passes) and his own son.
4. review: This is not a good book for emotional pre-schoolers, but I personally think it’s a must read by all. It’s a great coming of age story and brings up a lot of family talk.
5. possible in class uses: talking about coming of age, talking about family and social situations, talking about how important it is to express your emotions
“Love You Forever is a heart warming book read from parents to children to express their love to them. I would recommend this book for parents to read to their toddlers as a read aloud.”Macy Tryon wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This story is about a mother and her experiences with her son. The son goes through different experiences and the mother's patience is tested. No matter what he does, she always loves him and sings a beautiful song to him. This is a short but amazing story that can help children understand how important and how much their parents love and care for them. This is a book that can be used during in school during Mother's day. ”claudia baldenegro wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Heartwarming story about a mother son relationship, predictable text, with illustrations that tell the story.”Emma Humphrey wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The story is about a mother who sings to her boy every time he goes to sleep. She sings to him even when he moves out. One day she got sick and he sang the song to her. That day when the grown boy went home, he sang that very same song to his baby daughter. The book is very cute. I loved it! The pictures are great to go along with the story and it is an easy read. The book is ideal for kindergarten children. A great activity to go along with the book is to have them write in a journal who puts them to sleep at night. The book would go great in a unit about family or tradition.”Talissa Cabrera wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This is a story of a little boy growing up and his mother would sing him a song. At the end, he sings the mother the song when she is old. It is a great book for younger kids because of the repetition in it. It would be great for k-2 classes or even an at home book for the family to read.”Megan Perez wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I'm not sure how this got to be such a classic, because its main message doesn't really seem to be one that either a little kid OR an adult could comfortably relate to. A little kid is sure to be comforted by the idea that their mommy will always be in their life; I like that message. But I don't think they relate very well to the idea that they will become a grown-up who will have to relate to their mom as another grown-up, and they are probably going to be a bit squicked by the idea of their parent getting old and needing care. (Not that I think that's a bad thing to teach kids about, but the way this book does it seems very odd.) And if a parent likes the book, I imagine they relate to the idea of continuing to be a child's parent even when that child is an adult, but the way this is depicted (complete with a mom cuddling her adult son and singing him a lullaby after climbing into his window) seems very peculiar. I wonder if the same concept could have been done better with animals or something? ”swankivy wrote this review 2 weeks ago. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
““Love You Forever” By Robert Munsch; Published by Firefly Books; Canada; 1992.
1. Awards book has received: N/a
2. Appropriate grade levels: Kindergarten- 2nd grade
3. Summary: This book is about a mother, who no matter how old her son gets, rocks him back and forth and tells him, “I’ll love you forever, and I’ll like you for always, As long as I’m living, My Baby you’ll be. She says that from when he is a baby, to kid, to teenager to grown adult until she is very sick. Her grown son picks her up and sings it to her. He goes back home, goes into to his home, goes into his baby daughter’s room and sings her the song his mom sang to him.
4. Review: This book was a tear- jerker for me. I love books like these because it shows the unique relationship between a son and his mother. No matter how old he is, or how rude he may be, she loves him and he loves her.
5. Uses in the classroom:
• Children share stories about their families
• Write a letter to their parents thanking them for something