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Robert Munsch, illustrated by Sheila McGraw
Love You Forever



Book Cover

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 1986 children’s classic, one of the top five bestselling children’s books of all time with 25 million copies sold worldwide—translated into over 30 territories and boasting a five-star Amazon rating with over 5,800 reviews!


Praise for Robert Munsch's Love You Forever:

“I dare anyone to read this story and not shed at least one tear by the end.” —Forbes

“A humorous, sentimental page-turner that rarely—let’s say never—leaves a reader with a dry eye.” —The Globe and Mail

“There is a powerful, age-old resonance to the story, centered on that intangible, steadfast bond between mother and child.” —National Post "The one book that has the most meaning to me." —Boston Globe, David Maloof

"[I]t'll give you a new song to sing . . . and maybe a bit of perspective down the road." —Calgary Herald

"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." —BookPage


Genre: Children's Picture Book
Length: 32 pages
Publication Date: 1986


North America English (Firefly Books)
World English excl. North America (Random House UK)
Catalan (Andana)
Complex Chinese & Bilingual Complex Chinese (Hyerin)
Simplified Chinese & Bilingual Simplified Chinese (Hyerin)
Farsi (Shahrtash Educational Publishing)
German (Lappan Verlag)
Hungarian (Lira)
Indonesian (Awareness)
Inuit (Nunavut Literacy Council)
Italian (Il Leone Verdi Edizioni)
Japanese (Iwasaki Shoten)
Korean (FIC International/Imprima)
Kwak’wala (U’mista Cultural Society)
Latvian (Jumava)
Lithuanian (Baltos Iankos)
Mi’kmaw (Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey)
Mohawk (Ahkwesahsne Board of Education)
Mvskoke (Adam Post)
Norwegian (Insitue)
Romanian (Paralela)
Spanish/Spain (Andana)
Swedish (Go’boken)
Turkish (Okuyan Us)
Vietnamese (NhaNam)

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Author Name
Long before he started writing books, ROBERT MUNSCH was a storyteller. The first time he told his stories to a group of children was in 1972, when he was a student teacher at their nursery school. The children liked his stories, so he started telling them more often. Today, more than 50 Robert Munsch books have been published. He lives with his wife in Guelph, Ontario.