This book was a family favorite in my house growing up, although likely for different reasons. What I got from the book was that no matter how messy and troublesome I was I would still be loved, what my mother got out of it was that things could be worse. LOL!
This book is beyond emotional. I dare any mother out there, or any child with an aging parent, to read this story and not have a lump in your throat. I would recommend this story to just about anyone. The story begins with a mother and her ornery toddler in what appears to be a suburb in America. The book begins with the mother taking care of her son through the years. Every night before bed the mother sneaks into the boy's room and takes him from his bed to rock … more
It can be difficult to remember how precious and quick even the most trying moments are when you are experiencing them. As a mother of an active and challenging young boy, I can attest to how easy it can be to lose sight of the big picture and give in to feeling frustrated. It is easy to remember how insignificant even the most harrowing tantrums are when I read this book and I know that one day, I will wish that my son was the Kindergartner who leaves his playroom a mess, instead … more
I'll love you forever, I'll love you for always, As long as I'm living, My baby you'll be. Sure, it's a kid's book.. but who doesn't love a Love Story?! The book illustrates a mother's love for her son, from birth till death. From the day the son is born, she sings that song to him. Each stage of his life, you can see the mother cradling the son, singing that same birth song. Even when the son leaves home and is married, … more
Pros: Sweet story of parental love, and the inevitability of growing older. Cons: I cannot read it without crying. I never actually completely read it to my children. The Bottom Line: A unique, touching book for anyone who ever loved their parents or loved their children. However, even after ten years, I cannot read this without crying. Love You Forever, written by Robert Munsch, and Illustrated by Sheila McGraw is the most … more