á Love You Forever ✓ Download by á Robert Munsch I love this book.
My earliest memory of this book is my mom reading this aloud to my two year old self, and crying as she finished the last few pages Now im the one who starts crying whenever i pull the book out and stare at the waterworn pages Anyone who s read this book knows the words that the mother is constantly saying to her son as he s sleeping I Love You Forever I ll like you for alwaysAs long as I m living My baby you ll be.
My mom made a tune for those words, and I cant imagine those words without the song It was my little lullaby when i was younger.
Okay, I realize I m in the minority here, and I will admit that the first time I read it I went, Aww she loves her baby But then I actually thought about it, and was completely freaked out by this book This woman USES A LADDER TO CLIMB INTO HER GROWN SON S WINDOW, PICKS HIM UP OUT OF BED AND HOLDS HIM WHILE HE SLEEPS Do I need to repeat the grown man part We ve got breaking and entering here, along with the fact that we never once see this woman tell her son she loves him while he is, oh, I don t know, AWAKE There s something she might try.
I realize I m probably reading far too much into a little Robert Munsch rhyming ditty, but it has become so revered by the masses that I feel the need to speak my piece I m done now.
An Extraordinarily Different Story By Robert Munsch Is A Gentle Affirmation Of The Love A Parent Feels For Their Child Forever Sheila McGraw S Soft And Colorful Pastels Perfectly Complement The Sentiment Of The Book One That Will Be read Repeatedly For Years I didn t hate this book because it was too sappy I like sappy sometimes Here s what I didn t like about the book.
Where do I even begin How about the cover The cover makes it look like it s some sort of book about potty training or something Awful choice Secondly the illustrations are hideous Simply hideous Now lets talk about the writing Repetitive and long winded I ll like you for always is just a terrible phrase.
The overall general creepiness is another reason I didn t like this book I realize that the mother sneaking into her grown son s house via a ladder is supposed to be kind of funny at least I hope it is , but it is still creepy and weird Finally the overall message of the book The intended message I m sure is about unconditional love, the reversal of roles, etc etc But here s the message I got I love you because you re my son, but I really don t like you very much She sees her son as a deviant If he s not flushing her watch down the toilet at age two, he s swearing in front of his grandma at age 9 She says he drives her crazy and wants to put him in a zoo It s when he s asleep, and only when he s asleep, that she can express her affection Why does he have to be asleep for her to do this Because it s the only time he s peaceful and quiet and notdriving her CRAZY Creepy.
Obviously enough, I m in the minority here, but this children s book is weird, creepy, disturbing and will probably give menightmares than any Stephen King novel ever did Love You Forever is, as the title indicates, about a mother who loves her sweet little baby boy forever, until her baby has grown into an adult and she into an old woman I m perfectly fine with the message that mothers respectively parents in general will always love their children and will in most cases sadly enough, there are always exceptions do everything for them to be comfortable But Robert Munsch simply overexaggerated while portraying this message, and finally made me see a totally different message in this book That a mother s love justifies stalking her children and entering into their lives in one of the creepiest and most disturbing ways by climbing a ladder to her son s bedroom, entering the house and picking her son up to rock him back and forth while he s sleeping.
I m sorry, but this is so weird, I can t even find it funny any Yes, the book is meant to be understood metaphorically, the book is supposed to be somehow funny and cute and oh so sweet although I only furled my eyebrows in confusion rather than actually laughing In the beginning, the book was still interesting everyone can relate to the way children can bring chaos into everything But then the mother began to enter her son s room at night Is it okay to go into your two year old son s bedroom while he s sleeping with the intention of admiring him and admitting that you will love him forever Yes, it is I am totally fine with that Doing so with a nine year old son begins to show signs of creepiness, but it s still acceptable.
It isn t acceptable if your son is thirty and has moved on with his own life You can t just break into his house to admire him, indifferent from how lonely you might feel And yes, I understand that this book is not supposed to be taken seriously, and it s not even realistically possible for an old woman to be able to pick up her full grown son while he s sleeping, but this book pretends it is, so I will too There are thousands of better ways to incorporate a message about a mother s love into a book I wouldn t even consider this one to be a children s book calling it a horror novel would perhaps beappropriate.
If you want to read a fantastic children s book, then please skip this and read The Velveteen Rabbit instead, which is an absolutely wonderful story Or if you want to read tworeviews of Love You Forever which I really enjoyed and can whole heartedly recommend reading, then read this Anne s review or the other Anne s.
I m not feeling the love, but I definitely am feeling the creeps.
I get the point unconditional and everlasting love, hence the three stars But that s just not how you do it man I like what the book is saying, I just don t like how it s saying it Maybe, just maybe, I would ve appreciated this storyas a kid, when I saw the world through innocent and unspotted eyes, but now I know such words like STALKER, PEEPING TOM, OBSESSIVE CREEP, LOONEY Nooooooo I just can t overlook how disturbing this is I really couldn t enjoy this book How do I fall asleep now I just wanted something sweet sniffs This is definitely better than Edward Cullen s night watch sessions Or maybe not Maybe a lover watching his love sleep is better But still, mothers creeping across floors and through windows at night, rocking and singing love songs to teenage boys and grown men In their sleep Someone needs a lesson on privacy There s nothing I hatethan an unwelcome and unpermitted invasion of privacy and simply put, STALKING And the grown man takes this habit up and suddenly I can foresee it becoming something of a legacy I love my father, I really do and besides, even my father would agree with me completely I don t know about anyone else, but I love when I m awake and my father says I love you because AWAKE, like I can hear it, feel it and appreciate it and say it back But thisjust NO Like bloody hell You want to rock and sing to me Wait till I am conscious.
I just love this book It is a bit on the unusual side, but that is just Munsch for ya I first read this my Freshman year of college I cried then and I cry when I read it to my girls It s the intergenerational, unconditional love of mother son and then father daughter that I feel a strong connection with The mother s corniness just adds to the tenderness of the book I am touched by the mother s love for her son, the son s love for his mom, and then the son s love to his daughtera breathless tradition passed from one generation to the next So simple, so beautiful, so profound I was so inspired I made up a tune for the words to the song for my girls My dad used to sing me a Spanish lullaby when I was a little girl that I sing to my girls and I hope that they will sing to their family Alrightwhere is my kleenexGoodness
Love You Forever, Stalk you for always Ok, in response to the haters let me state that I do not mind one bit that many people have been touched and uplifted and LOVE this book It just doesn t work for me At all And I m allowed to have a different opinion that you let me say first that I understand this is an allegory about unconditional love between parent childbut does this book come off a little creepy to anyone else 1 It starts out okbut about the time the kid gets to be a teenager I just start to feel uncomfortable Would I be ok with my mom slipping into my teenage brothers rooms while they re sleeping to cuddle and sing a love song No, probably not 2 I think it s weird there s only female figures mentioned mom and grandma Where s the dad later when the mom is sick the only pictures on her wall are of the kid, no husband or parents again, kinda weird And later on in the book when the kid is grown up where is the mom to his baby single dads are awesome but the absence of characters is chilling here.
3 This mom I seriously think has issues with letting her children go Once a man gets married the woman in their life isn t you it s the wife And when children grow up and become adults and you should have an adult to adult relationship with them Quit trying to cuddle them 4 When it gets to the part of the old woman tying a ladder to her roof and driving across town with the lights off, then sneaking in the son s window to cuddle and sing the love song I just want to scream, AAAGH, she s coming Lock the windows RUN creee py 5 Okay, just think about if this dad goes on to have the same behavior with his own daughter The dad sneaking in on the teenage daughter to hold her, or later on when she s married he s climbing through her window to her bed 6 I really don t think it s good writing With children s books I like them to have rhyme and rhythm and be easy to read I felt like I was stumbling over words 7 Despite all this Ellie still likes the book, and I see the point it s trying to make, although I don t agree with the method And I know I m being too literal, but seriously if you look at this book literally it will give you nightmares Just for fun read it to someone purposefully trying to be creepy just as an experiment Trust me, you ll agree with me after that.
Darik doesn t necessarily like it when I call the book Love You Forever,Stalk you for always .
But I do anyways Hey parents, do you want to read a children s book that will make you cry uncontrollably from the third page all the way to the end of the book Well look no further, this is the book for you Honestly It s a very sweet book But get ready to do all the crying while your little kid looks up at you, with an expression that says, Seriously dad, what the fuck Do you need a tissue or something