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Love You Forever
Love You Forever | Robert N Munsch
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A young woman holds her newborn sonAnd 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 story that has touched the hearts of millions worldwide. Since publication in l986, "Love You Forever" has sold more than 15 million copies in paperback and the regular hardcover edition (as well as hundreds of thousands of copies in Spanish and French). Firefly Books is proud to offer this sentimental favorite in a variety of editions and sizes: We offer a trade paper and laminated hardcover edition in a 8" x 8" size. In gift editions we carry: a slipcased edition (8 1/2" x 8 1/4"), with a laminated box and a cloth binding on the book and a 10" x 10" laminated hardcover with jacket. And a Big Book Edition, 16" x 16" with a trade paper binding.
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JennaMichelleCohn
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This RF book is another one by my absolute favorite author, Robert Munsch. This book absolutely must be approached with caution when reading to children as it deals with the heavy themes of aging, illness, and death. This story follows a mother and son as they grow through their years and face many changes, although one thing remains constant for them: their love for each other #ucflae3414f19

JennaMichelleCohn Not-so-fun fact: Munsch wrote this book in honor of the two children they lost to miscarriages. https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/LoveYouForever this website, along with https://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/physhlth/hs_k-8/gr2less3part1.pdf help educators teach students about the importance of love and kindness, as well as the harder things like death and loss. 1w
JennaMichelleCohn To help guide along with the above sites, UDL 9.3, “Develop self-assessment and reflection,” works well here. ESOL strategy 42, “Have students use timelines to arrange and sequence important facts and information,” would be great here since the story takes place over roughly 50 or 60 years. This book would be great for RA or S. 1w
YvetteE What a touching story and background. Thank you for sharing. 1w
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Tinks This book looks like it will be an adorable read. Love the post. 1w
Erinehart I will definitely have to check this book out! 1w
Lrobertson This is the book I remember my mother reading to me when I was little. I still cry every time I read it! 1w
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Come-read-with-me
Love You Forever | Robert N. Munsch, Sheila McGraw
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As I was looking through some of my Mum‘s boxes today I found this lovely book with a note attached to it. The note read “Now don‘t you wish you‘d let me teach you German?” 🤣She always liked having the last word! It was published in 1928.

rather_be_reading haha!! so cool to have a book in German! 1mo
Come-read-with-me @rather_be_reading Would be cooler if I could actually read it! 1mo
rather_be_reading @Come-read-with-me haha that is true!! maybe you have to learn some for the book. 1mo
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Come-read-with-me
Love You Forever | Robert N Munsch
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Just going through some boxes that belonged to my Mum. These are the first poetry books she ever read to me ❤️

JanuarieTimewalker13 Beautiful!! 2mo
Leftcoastzen Those are wonderful! 2mo
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Come-read-with-me @Leftcoastzen They are 🙂 The pages are old, yellow, and thin, but knowing that my Mum turned those pages and read the beautiful words for me makes them a treasure. 2mo
RealBooks4ever 💜💜💜 2mo
rather_be_reading omg! 😍😍 2mo
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Come-read-with-me
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Last night my Mum passed away. She was the one who gave me the gift of books and love of reading. She helped me get a library card when I was 4, read to me everyday, and read with me as I grew older. Even as I mourn her passing I know that I will always find her in the pages of a book. Words she loved, stories that captured her, and characters that became her friends. I love you Mum ❤️❤️❤️

IamIamIam I'm so sorry for your loss, Paula. ❤ Know that her spirit will be between the pages of every book you read. Hugs to you and her friends and loved ones. 2mo
lele1432 So sorry to hear this! I hope you will find comfort in those memories. 💞💕 2mo
Lindy I‘m sorry for your loss. May she always be close in your heart. 🌹 2mo
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Leftcoastzen I‘m so sorry for your loss.My mom was the same with me about reading, I‘m so glad you have beautiful memories to help you through this difficult time.Hugs to you and your loved ones. 2mo
CBee I‘m so very sorry for the loss of your beloved Mum 💔 2mo
AnneCecilie I‘m so sorry for your loss 💔 2mo
Megabooks I‘m so sorry for your loss 💜❤️💙 2mo
Ruthiella So sorry for you. Please take care of yourself! 💔 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm I‘m deeply sorry for your loss. Thoughts of peace to you. ❣️ 2mo
Lcsmcat I‘m so sorry for your loss. She sounds like an amazing woman. Hugs. ❤️ 2mo
TheLibrarian I‘m so very sorry for your loss. *hugs* 2mo
DrexEdit So sorry for your loss. I'm glad you have such beautiful memories. 💙💙 2mo
BookwormM Sorry for your loss treasure all those memories 2mo
BookieBiker I‘m so sorry for your loss. I lost mine recently as well. She also instilled a love of reading into me which has been passed along to my daughter. I wish you comfort in these times- she is in all those cozy spaces as you read ❤️ 2mo
TrishB Sorry for your loss ❤️ 2mo
AmyK1 I‘m so sorry for your loss. 2mo
RealBooks4ever I‘m sorry for your loss. It‘s hard to let a mom go. 💜 2mo
Caroline2 I am so sorry for your loss. 💗 2mo
Buechersuechtling I feel so sorry for your loss. It‘s hardest to let a Mum go. 😢 Feel hugged if you like. 🤗 2mo
BookNAround I'm so sorry for your loss. How lovely to be able to remember her through your love of books. 2mo
Reggie I‘m so sorry. 2mo
TorieStorieS I‘m so sorry to hear this!! My thoughts are with you and your family!! 2mo
Bookwomble My sincere condolences for you loss, Paula 💗 2mo
akaGingerK I‘m sorry for your loss 2mo
rather_be_reading such sweet words Paula and a gorgeous photo! i am so so sorry for your loss 2mo
DivineDiana Sending love to you. Your Mom sounds like a wonderful woman. She will always be with you. 💗 2mo
kaysworld1 Sending you all the love in the world. Your Mama is a beautiful lady ❣️ 2mo
Come-read-with-me @IamIamIam Thank you so much for your kind words and hugs. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @lele1432 Thank you so much for wishing me comfort in my memories - they are a happy place. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @Lindy Thank you so much Lindy. She is at the centre of my heart. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @Leftcoastzen Thank you for your words of comfort. I‘m glad that you had a “reading” Mum too! 2mo
Come-read-with-me @CBee Thank you so much for your words of comfort. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @AnneCecilie Thank you so much for your kindness. 2mo
CBee @Come-read-with-me ♥️♥️♥️ 2mo
Come-read-with-me @Megabooks Thank you so much for your thoughts. It means so much to me. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @Ruthiella Thank you so much for your kindness. I truly appreciate it. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you so much for the kind words and wishes of peace. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @lcsmcat Thank you so much for your wishes. She was an amazing woman ❤️ 2mo
Come-read-with-me @TheLibrarian Thank you for wishes - the hugs are deeply appreciated. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @DrexEdit I do have wonderful memories - thank you ☺️ 2mo
Come-read-with-me @BookwormM Thank you for the kind wishes. I am treasuring my memories. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @BookieBiker Thank you so much for your condolences. I‘m so sorry you lost your Mum too. They both gave us the amazing gift of books - we were lucky! 2mo
Come-read-with-me @TrishB Thank you so much. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @AmyK1 Thank you so much. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @RealBooks4ever Thank you so much - it is hard to let your Mum go. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @Caroline2 Thank you so much. I appreciate your kindness. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @Buechersuechtling Thank you so very much. Hugs are always gratefully accepted. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @BookNAround Thank you so much. I‘m glad that I shared books with her because they are a place of comfort. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @Reggie Thank you so much. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @TorieStorieS Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and words. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @Bookwomble Thank you so very much. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @akaGingerK Thank you so much. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @rather_be_reading Thanks - she was a wonderful person. I genuinely appreciate your kindness. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @DivineDiana Thank you so much. She was a wonderful person who made such a huge difference in my life. 2mo
Come-read-with-me @kaysworld1 Thank you so very much for your kind words. She was beautiful - both inside and out. 2mo
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Eggs
Love You Forever | Robert Munsch
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I want to love you, and treat you right
I want to love you, every day and every night🎶

#isthislove

#ayupaugust

@Cinfhen @squirrelbrain

SaturnDoo One of my favorite books of all times. ❤💜❤ 3mo
squirrelbrain Cute cover! 👶 😁 3mo
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brit91
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@Crazeedi my favorite childhood memory has to be when my mama used to read to me every night this was are favorite book. I love you @texasgirl as long as I'm living my mommy you'll be!💖 #50kcelebration

Crazeedi That's such a beautiful memory, your mama taught you to love books! 3mo
texasgirl Awwww 🥰 ❣️😇 love you always and always 👏💜💋 3mo
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krayoncolorz
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I was trying to think about what books inspired me. And two kept coming to my mind and both are children‘s books. Both about giving of ourselves to those we love.

Reading from a parental standpoint versus watching my children as they hear from theirs. Same story, different perspectives. Inspire all of us to do a little more for someone. 💗

wanderinglynn Love both those books! Thanks for sharing! 4mo
brit91 Aww these bring back sweet childhood memories! 4mo
krayoncolorz @brit91 they swell yet break my heart every single time! 4mo
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ShyBookOwl
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Most of us know we'll have to take care of our parents one day, but we never know how hard it will be until we're in it. My mom had me young, so my grandmother always took care of us both. Now she's really sick, and we're taking care of her. Recently, as we sat with her between us, each rubbing her back, my mom quoted this book in a whisper. We both tried to hide our tears from her. We never grasped the gravity of this childhood classic until now.

Lauram My thoughts are with you. Being a caretaker for a loved one is very difficult. 4mo
SW-T Sorry your grandma isn‘t well. My thoughts are with you. Sending you and your mom patience, strength, and hugs. 4mo
aprilpohren Sending you hugs and prayers. This book always brings tears to my eyes. 4mo
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ShyBookOwl @SW-T @Lauram Thank you. I live 2 hours away so the split is currently 80/20 on my mom. She's a rock star. But I'm hoping to bring it closer to 50/50 by moving them nearby. Hence the recent post about buying a new house. I'll be in the new one around the corner, and I'll be putting them in the old one. I want us all to be together again and to help out and much as I can. It's been so hard. 4mo
ShyBookOwl @aprilpohren thank you 💜 4mo
Eyelit 💚💚💚 4mo
SW-T Hope the move helps everyone 💕 4mo
Suet624 💗 💗 💗 4mo
ShyBookOwl @SW-T me too. Thank you 4mo
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brit91
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@texasgirl oh how this brings up sweet sweet memories! I love you mama forever and always! As long as I'm living my mommy you'll be!💖💖💖💖

texasgirl That‘s right no matter how old you get, you will always be mamas baby! Love u forever &always💛 6mo
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RakowEli
Love You Forever | Robert Munsch
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taywise393
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Love you Forever by Robert Munsch is a great book to read as a kid! I actually read this book EVERY night with my mom and it‘s my all time favorite childhood book. Every night before bed my mom and I would say to each other the “I‘ll love you forever” lines. This book is about the unconditional love between a boy and his mom no matter what. At the end of the book the roles have flipped as he rocks his old mother to sleep. Here is an interactive

taywise393 link that gives you a word search and a read aloud link. The read aloud link would work perfectly for ELL students Incase they don‘t understand the words in the book. This book received a Parents' Choice Gold Award. This aligns with ESOL strategies 16 and 17. Some UDL principles for this book are 2.5 and 1.1 because of the different displays. #LAE3414SP19 (edited) 7mo
audrey.wilson I read this book to one of the little boys I nanny and by the end of the book I was a puddle of tears! Great choice and I agree ESOL 16 and 17 align perfectly! 7mo
DrSpalding I‘ll love you forever I‘ll like you for always as long as I‘m living my baby you‘ll be. This has been committed to memory for at least 20 years. This book is a must read around Mother‘s Day in the elementary classroom. 7mo
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sydneydaniels This book seems like a gem! Great book to add to the classroom library. 7mo
mluter I can‘t get through reading this book without crying! One of my all time favorites!! 7mo
karamank @taywise393 I loved this book as a kid! I remember crying each time I read it because of how powerful it was. Thanks for sharing! ☺️ 7mo
Ms.Bursey Love you choice of book! Super cute read💛 7mo
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paigecon
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I‘m an auntie!!! Already so in love with this little guy 🥰

Chrissyreadit Congrats!!! 8mo
cobwebmoth Aw! Congrats! 8mo
CouronneDhiver 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 8mo
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Avanders Awww congrats!! 🎈 8mo
xicanti Congratulations! 8mo
BookwormAHN Congratulations 💙 8mo
mcipher Congrats! How exciting!! ❤️❤️ 8mo
Erofan Congratulations 🎉👶 8mo
Naj Congratulations! 💚💚 8mo
Tanisha_A Congratulations! 🥳 8mo
kezzlou85 Congratulations 🎉❤ 8mo
DaveGreen7777 Awww! Congratulations to you and your family! 😊 8mo
paigecon Thanks everyone! 8mo
BookwormM Congrats 8mo
Smrloomis So sweet 😍 Congratulations to your family! 6mo
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megnews
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My daughter reads “Love You Forever” to my granddaughter for the first time. I read this to her often when she was young. After she read it, she broke into tears of joy. Very touching story about the love of a mother and son through the cycle of life.

Crazeedi 😍💜💞 8mo
Cinfhen Awwwww; so sweet ♥️congrats and thanks for sharing 8mo
Linsy Awwww 🥰 8mo
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ProfReader Beautiful!!!!! 8mo
CouronneDhiver 🥰🥰🥰🥰 8mo
Wife Tears 😭 every time with that book! 8mo
megnews @Wife definitely! 8mo
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kateschaeffer
Love You Forever | Robert N. Munsch, Sheila McGraw
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The mom in this book took care of her little boy her whole life and then when he grew up and she got older he took care of her. This is a great book to read to little kids because this is real life testify that will happen to a lot of your students and sends a really good message to the kids.

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Jerdencon
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1. Green eggs and ham by Dr. Seuss
2. Getting our first VCR for Christmas (I‘m so old lol 😂)
3. Dusting
4. I loved my Fisher Price house
5. Tagged
#hellothursday @wanderinglynn

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 10mo
Lcsmcat I was already married when VCR‘s came out. You‘re not old! 10mo
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vkois88
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Not too shabby, 2018. Not too shabby at all.

Let's try to knock it out of the park next year...

#SeasonsReadings #WrapUp
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

JoScho Well done Tori! 🥳❤️🥳❤️ 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Way to go!!! 🎊🎈📚❤️ 11mo
Crazeedi Congrats! Great job!🎉🎉 11mo
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Callemarie Whaaaaa! That's awesome!!!!! Whata your secret? 11mo
vkois88 @joscho @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @crazeedi thank you!!! @Callemarie it's calculated with the picture books I read my daughter too, but a lot of my reading is done through audio while I'm working. I listen at 1.5x speed. When she was younger and less mobile (the first part of the year), I was able to read more physical books. I've slowed down a lot since she started walking lol 11mo
hes7 Yay! 🎉 11mo
vkois88 @hes7 😘😘😘 11mo
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writerlibrarian
Love You Forever | Robert N Munsch
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I did my holiday baking today. My mom's spice bread recipe. She passed 5 years ago and it's only the 2nd holiday that I am baking something from her recipe book. I put my twist on it. Mimi loafs and mini bites with the left over batter. A bitter sweet memory since she's #goneaway. #winterwonderland
IG photos of the recipe. https://www.instagram.com/p/Brf5o9hl18D/?utm_source=ig_share_sheet&igshid=11a9tn...
@TrishB @Cinfhen

TrishB Understand totally. My Mums been gone 6 years and I find this time of year has considerable bitter sweet moments. Sending hugs 💕 11mo
JacqMac I lost my mom three years ago. I always use her recipe book for our yummy holiday treats. I find it comforting. It‘s like having a piece of her here. 💕 11mo
Cinfhen Such a beautiful way to remember your mom 💕I‘m sure they are extra special xx 11mo
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candority
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Day 14 of #adventrecommends

I have to catch up on these, so bear with me! Here‘s another fantastic picture book. It‘s about unconditional love between a mother and her son, and one of the best ways to describe it is with this emoji: 😭 I don‘t think I‘ll ever be able to read it without crying.

Bklover I used to sing it- just the I love you part. Love love love this book🧡 11mo
KrystleTheBookSlayer It's so sweet & even more emotional now that I'm adult. 11mo
candority @Bklover That‘s so sweet! It‘s such a fantastic book ❤️ 11mo
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Reggie Have you ever read the comments in Amazon on this book? Sobfest. Some of the stories people had to tell about this book broke my heart. 11mo
candority @Reggie I just did 😭 I love how much books can mean to people! 11mo
Erinreadsthebooks That one always get me 😩😭💞 11mo
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TheBookHippie
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My kinders got a copy of Love you Forever from me for Christmas plus they got to pick 2 books from my box for their Christmas present yesterday. They were so very excited! Books are a luxury many of them do not have. Wonderful to spread the love of books!

tjwill You are awesome! I‘m sure they will treasure those books! 💕 #teachersofLitsy 11mo
Cinfhen So sweet!!! 11mo
robinb ❤️💚❤️💚👏👏👏👏👏😍 11mo
GingerAntics That‘s so sweet!!! I bet they get a lot of love!!! ❤️💚❤️💚 11mo
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julesG
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Yesterday's prompt was #UnconditionalLove. I checked Goodreads for books other than the tagged one, but it's on the list, too. 😉

#NoFemmeber @Billypar @Cinfhen
#YesFemmeberInNovember

Cinfhen I thought of the Munsch book too!!! (edited) 12mo
Billypar I always see it in the children's section, but never read it- sounds heartwarming though ☺️ 12mo
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julesG
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There are books that should come with a box of tissues and there are books where just one line makes me ugly cry. I often don't remember the latter ones.

Above are a few books that #MadeMeCry, for different reasons, obviously.

I think Kate Fulford's book made me cry with laughter at least once.

#31bookpics @howjessreads

jmtrivera Love You Forever. Every. Time. 13mo
Dragon I‘m tearing up just looking at the cover 13mo
Jerdencon What everyone else says about love you forever. I was just talking about it to someone and broke down! I also cried in a bookstore first time I read it- and that was before I became a mom to a boy! 13mo
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Rudis
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1) several at once! A home book & a travel book.
2) depends on how well written it is, but usually.
3) almost like a ghost, viewing the story without being a part of it.
4) I don‘t have any kids yet, but I have a laundry list of books. The tagged book, The Velveteen Rabbit, Harry Potter...
#onlyreadersunderstand @nu-bibliophile

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@nu-bibliophile #OnlyReadersUnderstand
1. One fiction at a time. I lose focus whenever I read multiple stories at one time. Otherwise, if it's non-fiction I'm usually reading multiples at a time.
2. Definitely a movie
3. I include myself in the story as if I'm in the same room.
4. Love you forever (tagged). I used to read this to my daughter when she was little.

RadicalReader @nu-bibliophile Robert Munsch is a forever favorite on his website he personally reads all his books so you can listen to his riveting story telling 12mo
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julesG
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#WeAreTheReaders @LibrarianRyan

This little unnamed boy is #SomebodyToLove, but so is his mother.

trioxin_sematary Fan of Friends obviously! 😃 1y
Lynnsoprano One of my favorites 😍 I have given this so often as a baby shower gift over the years. 1y
julesG @trioxin_sematary Was this on Friends? I can't remember. We got it from some friends about 13 years ago after my son was born. It was not @Lynnsoprano though. 😉 1y
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Trashcanman I spy a tattoo! 1y
trioxin_sematary @julesG yeah, I assumed wrongly then 😂 1y
julesG @trioxin_sematary It was on Friends, I've checked. You were right. 1y
julesG @Trashcanman Yep. One of four. I'll take a better picture tomorrow. 1y
Quirkybookworm Still have book from 26 yrs ago. My son‘s 30 now. I always bawl whenever I read this. I will always remember how my son had reached up and wiped the tear while saying, Mum please don‘t cry. 1y
CoverToCoverGirl Mine and my sons favorite book! ❤️ 1y
LibrarianRyan 👍⭐️ 1y
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Thenmozhi
Love You Forever | Robert N. Munsch, Sheila McGraw
Pickpick

Read this lovely children's story. A lovely read that will bring a long smile on your face.

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉Hope you enjoy it here! Also check out @LitsyWelcomeWagon to get connected--there are links in the profile to tips for navigating Litsy.👍 1y
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AmyPerezCubas
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Love You Forever is a classic NF book written by Robert N. Munsch and illustrated by Sheila McGraw. The story is about a little boy that goes through childhood into manhood. With this book you will see that parents‘ love can travel through generations. UDL 3.2 and ESOL 4.

AmyPerezCubas If I read this in my classroom it would probably be around Mother‘s Day and we would do activities that have to do with the kids crafting something to take home! I would have them do cards with the special song from the story and have them draw a picture of their own family 1y
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ERodriguez I love this book I have read before to a 5 th grade class.They loved it.❤️ 1y
Gabylaurel10 I‘ve been wanting to read this book! I keep seeing it EVERYWHERE so I think it‘s time to read it! 1y
emilybanne I love this book! Such a sweet book for storytelling and especially around Mothers Day. I actually never knew the book had it's own song! 1y
JayaJ This seems like a really cute book! I would definitely have to check it out and read it! 1y
Thayes1787 This book is so touching and cute! I read it awhile ago so I‘m planning on re reading it soon! 😆 1y
prissy.mooney Everyone that has read this can‘t say enough good things about it! I definitely need to get a copy of it and check it out for myself! 1y
Erothert I actually faintly remember this book! It‘s been so long but I think I should definitely read it again 1y
DrSpalding I love this book. Nice job using the author‘s website and I agree with Emily, this is an excellent book to share around Mother‘s Day. 1y
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Blaire
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I know there‘s some debate over whether the mom in this book is creepy sneaking into her adult son‘s room but I love its depiction of mother/child love and the exaggeration is classic Munich. Plus the ending gets me every time. “I‘ll love you forever, I‘ll like you for always, as long you‘re living my baby you‘ll be.” This and cats cradle guaranteed to make me cry. #shelovesyou #heyjune

Melissa_J Yup, this book always makes me cry, too. 1y
GypsyKat Oh yeah, this one‘s a year jerker. 1y
Cinfhen Such a classic!! Great choice 😍 1y
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LeahBergen 😭😭 1y
Reggie Omg, I bought this for my Sister in law because she wanted to start collecting baby books for whenever her and my brother started. On Amazon, there is a review by a grandmother whose DIL did not survive Hurricane Katrina but at the funeral her 2 granddaughters read this book saying their mother read it to them when they were children. 😭😭😭 1y
Blaire @Reggie oh wow...so moving. 1y
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Love you forever is a NF book written by Robert N. Munsch and illustrated by Sheila McGraw. This is about a mother who sings to her son saying that as long as she‘s living, he will always be her baby. At the end of the story, the rolls are reversed and he is singing to her that he‘ll love her forever, he‘ll love her for always and as long as he‘s living his mommy she‘ll be!

JessicaC I would use this book as a RA to engage my students because of the singing and how sweet the book truly is. With this lesson plan, the students will be able to draw a picture of their own family and depict their relationship like this boy and his mother share their relationship. http://readingtokids.org/Books/BookView.php?bookID=00000411 The UDL I would use is 9.2 to facilitate personal coping skills. ⬇️ 2y
JessicaC The ESOL accommodations I would use are 14 and 17. 2y
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NicoleCumbo
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Love You Forever by Robert Munsch is such a cute realistic fiction picture book that has won the Parents Choice Gold Award For it‘s story message. This book is about a young boy who‘s mother always sang to him, and then when she got sick, he sang to her. This book would work well as a read aloud and a choral read for the song.

NicoleCumbo A UDL strategy that aligns with this book is strategy 8.3 ( foster collaboration and community) and an EL strategy that works well with this book is strategy 11 (place language in meaningful context). Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAXcIpoyBwI will bring you to an interactive read aloud that you can share with your classroom. #ucflae3414sp18 2y
ambera I love this book! It is so pure and I wish I have heard of it sooner! If I'm not mistaken, I believe Phoebe sings part of the song from this book in Friends. I know Joey reads it as a birthday present to Rachel and Ross's daughter (this is where I first found out about the book) 2y
Fiona_i I love this book. It is such a cute RA. This is definitely a book I will read to my students in the beginning of the school year 2y
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TheFunkyBookworm
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Last year on Easter we officially announced the pregnancy of our sweet boy. Unfortunately pregnancy did not agree with me and he passed before birth at 25 weeks this past summer. I can‘t share on my regular social media bc it‘s still very raw for the people I love but this is the book I purchased as soon as I found out I was pregnant.
“I love you forever
I‘ll like you for always
As long as I‘m living
My baby you‘ll be”
John David 💜 7/11/17

GarthRanzz Thank you for sharing. I can‘t imagine how hard that is. 💔 2y
Trashcanman Thank you for sharing that part of yourself. My wife and I went through the same. I know how little comfort it is to hear "my condolences" as we heard so many times. I wish you and your husband the best with future efforts. 2y
swishandflick So heartbreaking. Sending big virtual hugs your way! 2y
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Eggs I am so sorry that happened 😔Hugs to you ❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻 2y
julesG Thank you for sharing. I wish you and your husband all the best for the future. 💚 2y
TheFunkyBookworm @julesG @Eggs @swishandflick @Trashcanman @GarthRanzz thank you for your kind words and positive vibes- this is exactly why I love this community! I‘m sorry to bring something so heavy but I couldn‘t let the day pass without recognition 💜love to you all💜 2y
CarolynM I am so sorry you experienced such a tragedy. 💔 I'm glad you can acknowledge your child and your loss here. All the best to you going forward 2y
LeahBergen I‘m so sorry. How heartbreaking. And ohhhh... this book! 2y
Paula3 💔 I'm so sorry. Big hugs! 2y
JHSiess I am truly sorry. 💔 That book is very special to many, including my boys & nephews. I hope it brings you some comfort. 💐 2y
Eggs @TheFunkyBookworm I understand...we are here to hear 2y
Clare-Dragonfly I'm so sorry for your loss. What a terrible heartbreak. 2y
CoffeeK8 I‘m so sorry for your loss. 💔 2y
ptkpepe98 So sorry to read this. Sending good thoughts to all of you who miss him.💕 2y
darklydreaming So sorry for your loss ❤ 2y
Rudis I‘m sorry for your loss. Sending love to you & yours. ❤️ 2y
rustoryhuf There are many who‘ve lost a pregnancy. 23 years later, I still grieve. Hugs from one who understands your heart. 2y
Melwilk I am so sorry for your loss. This is a beautiful book that I read to my son when he was a baby. I could not read it now without tearing up. ❤️ 2y
jenmoody23 So very sorry for your loss. ❤️❤️ 2y
GripLitGrl So sorry 💗💗 2y
xicanti I'm so, so sorry you and your partner experienced this loss. 2y
TheFunkyBookworm @xicanti @GripLitGrl @jenmoody23 @Melwilk @rustoryhuf @Rudis @darklydreaming @ptkpepe98 @CoffeeK8 @Clare-Dragonfly @JHSiess @Paula3 @LeahBergen @CarolynM wow i feel overwhelmed by this outpouring of love and kind words 💜thank you everyone💜 Happy Easter to those who celebrate! 2y
Redwritinghood 💔💔 2y
cobwebmoth I'm so sorry for your loss. *hugs* 2y
bookishbunny I am so sorry. ❤️❤️**hugs**❤️❤️ 2y
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Dragon
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@Lova #fridayfavorites thanks for the tag @Marmie7 1. The popular books at the front of the store 2. All the world‘s a stage , And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances... Shakespeare ( had to memorize it for high school) 3. The tagged book- guarantee the parents cry 4. If you are interested @CatConstellations ?

AmandaL I have been crying over that book for 18 years! I love I Love You Forever. 2y
Dragon Thanks @AmandaL now I just see the cover and the tears start, love ❤️ that book forever.👍🐉 2y
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Fiona_i
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This is a book about a son and a mother. The mother sings a song to her son every night when her son falls asleep. Until she grows old and then the son sings to her. This book is a great book to read to students during Valentine's Day. This book teaches students about love and compassion. UDL strategy 3.1 works for this book along with Ell strategy 7. This is a great RA. This book has won Parents Choice gold award. #UCFLAE3414SP18

NicoleCumbo I used to read this book when I was younger. I think this is perfect for children because of the repetition in the story and for the message that it portrays. Thanks for the post! 😊 2y
DrSpalding I hope you enjoyed might read aloud of this particular favorite. Be sure to include a resource and to follow the essential elements outlined in the rubric. 2y
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Ryanne.H
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Love You Forever, by Robert Munsch is a heartwarming, RF book that will leave you feeling warm yet saddened for its realistic description of life. This book has won the Parents Choice Gold Award and was listed 4 times on the 2001 Publishers weekly All-time Best Selling Children‘s Books. Love you forever is a story about a mother‘s unconditional love for her son, through his journey from adolescence to adulthood.

Ryanne.H Every night she sings him a song, proclaiming “I‘ll love you forever”. As the boy grows older he in turn takes care of his mother and sings the same special song to her. 2y
Ryanne.H This book would be a great choice for a read-aloud as the variations between text and song allow great movement to keep children captured in the story. The UDL Principle 3.1 (Activate or supply background knowledge) relates to this story because most of your students can share a time a their parent(s) showed them affection, and made them feel loved. For EL 38 (assign short readings for homework) 2y
Ryanne.H Students could take home a printed copy of the book to read with their parent(s) and discuss what they learned from Love you Forever. 2y
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DrSpalding I assume you enjoyed today‘s read aloud. Excellent choice. Be sure to use the abbreviations for the genres. Look for another ESOL strategy that might better align with this particular book and choice of teaching strategy. 2y
morganhillman Ahh I love this book so so much! It is so sweet and all people, regardless if they are children or adults, love it! I loved your idea on how the students can take home a copy and read it to their parents because I think it‘s great practice for the student and so cute for the parents! Great post!! 2y
JordanL I remember this book, being read in class. I really liked your UDL strategy, I didn't quite think about that (The way you supplied that background knowledge). Great review, I think it'll really help captivate your students with how powerful it is. 2y
Ryanne.H Update: An even better ESOL strategy would be #14 and you definitely need to sing the song in the book! 2y
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michaelreads1
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Mehso-so

Cute but a bit creepy...

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Clwojick
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#confessiontime I have never been able to make it to the end of this book without tearing up. I buy this book to add into every single baby shower gift I‘ve ever given. Robert Munsch and all of his books will forever have a place in my heart. This was a beautiful book to reread as an adult. #ThrowbackReadathon

AWahle I got to meet the author when I was pregnant and got a boxed copy signed to my future baby. 2y
Rachel.Rencher Same here 😢 2y
DebbieGrillo You need to read 2y
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Wbabdullah I bought it for my kids and I always end up ugly crying and sobbing way before the end. Lol. I hardly read it now cuz man...the force is strong with that book. 2y
Lyn-Mara Ditto. 😭 2y
Clwojick @DebbieGrillo thanks! I‘ll stack it! ♥️♥️ 2y
Jerdencon I have cried in the bookstore reading this... and that was before I was a mom! Once I became a mom, I couldn't even get through it without bawling 2y
Velvetfur I've never heard of this book but have been reading a few reviews on here and I'm intrigued 😊 2y
MiyakoBunny I love 💗 This Book 2y
Clwojick @Velvetfur it is an absolute must. ♥️ 2y
ghosthost As long as you‘re living... 💜 2y
Ncostell Can‘t make it through without crying either! 2y
Meeko93 2y
Elizabeth2 I love this book, and it makes me cry every time. 2y
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Clwojick
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Post 4/4 of my #throwbackreadathon TBR stack. I simply could not do this event without rereading some Robert Munsch 💙 I already know that I‘ll be crying through Love You Forever, but I can‘t wait. These beauties are going to be passed into my nephew after this readathon.

#readathon #marathon #throwback #nostalgia #childhoodmemories #rereads #throwbackreadathon #memorablereads #booksthatstuckwithus 📚❤️💙📚

monalyisha Did you know that “I Have to Go” is an oft-banned book? 😅 Also, I adore “The Paperbag Princess.” 👑🐉 2y
Clwojick @monalyisha who bans Robert Munsch? 😲😲😲😲 2y
readinginthedark I love The Paperbag Princess!!! One of our favorites! 2y
L_auren Love him too!! David‘s Father, the girl who markers her whole self, ahhh 2y
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BrainyHeroine
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For what truly may be my mother's last birthday, we took very cheesy photos. They are ridiculous and somewhat tacky, but we had the most fun of all the families at the portrait place! Side note, @Chemisecure chemishad more fun than he my admit!

ReadingSusan ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Kshakal I love these so much!!! 2y
Betty ♥️🎉🎂 2y
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Redwritinghood 💕💕 2y
mrozzz 💗💗💗💗 2y
Eyelit 💜💚💜💚💜 2y
JacqMac 💕💖 2y
JessClark78 ❤️❤️ 2y
DarcysMom 💕💕💕 2y
SandyW What a fun thing for mom too. Sending healing thoughts to your family. 2y
CouronneDhiver Aw, that‘s so cool. Positivity in the face of trials is such a beautiful thing 2y
Marmie7 Love it-you all look great😀 2y
AmyG What a great picture! 2y
Wife ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Godmotherx5 The joy is evident. Gorgeous picture 💝 2y
SilversReviews Love the shirts. 2y
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julesG
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Guess a lot of you know this one. There was a time when I could recite it by heart.

#rockabye #decdays @Cinfhen

4thhouseontheleft For some reason, I have always hated that book, and found it kinda creepy. I know I‘m in the minority! When someone gifted it to my daughter, we passed it along to someone else. 😜 2y
julesG @4thhouseontheleft It's creepy when the old lady takes the ladder to go to her son's house. But I liked the whole idea behind the book. 2y
Jerdencon I can't get through it without choking up and generally sobbing. But I do agree part of it can be a little creepy. Id like to hope that I won't be climbing into my sons room when he is 30! Lol! 😀😂 (edited) 2y
Cinfhen Mixed feelings on this one too but the sentiment means EVERYTHING ❤️❤️ 2y
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BLYTHE44
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Realistic Fiction
#UCFWalterslit
This sweet book is about a little boy growing up and his mother‘s love never dwindles even as he becomes an adult. Once he becomes the father himself he falls into the same patterns of love for his own child as his mother did for him. This particular picture book was a gift from a very good friend whom showed me the love of a mother and how powerful that is. I am Grateful to her, forever.
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jhudson I read this story to my son at least 3 times a week. My mom used to read it to my brother. I guess you could say it's a family tradition 🤗 2y
Racheal.Shi.Horton I love to read this book to my little boy. It's a great way to show people that there is always someone that cares about them. 2y
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Susancruz
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This book is a need for everyone that has a child or a classroom! It is such a sweet RF,RA or you could even be used for Storytelling it beautifully. This sweet book meets UDL 3.2 highlight patterns, critical features, big ideas, and relationships as the relationship is the main idea in this heart warming book. It also meets EL 3 encourage self-talk by allowing children to talk about their parents!

Susancruz The link takes you to a website that gives a summary of the books as well as discussion questions you can ask children. https://www.teachingchildrenphilosophy.org/BookModule/LoveYouForever #ucflae3414f17 2y
ashley.v I love this book. I definitely want it for my classroom 2y
ProfessorOak I've been a big fan of this book since I was a little kid. 2y
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supan.katherine
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The Parents Choice Gold Award “Love You Forver” by Robert Munsch and illustrated by Sheila McGraw will have everyone‘s hearts. This heartfelt NF picture book would be perfect for RA. It tells a story of a loving and growing relationship between a mother and her son. Sadly written after Munsch and his wife had two stillborn babies.

supan.katherine http://readingtokids.org/Books/BookView.php?bookID=00000411 This website includes before, during, and after discussion questions. As well as a fun craft for the students! 2y
supan.katherine UDL 9.2: Facilitate personal coping skills and strategies. ESOL 36: Ask numerous questions which require higher level thinking responses. #ucflae3414f17 2y
HNager I have read this book to my son a few times, we both love it. The website your EL goes perfect together. Awesome job! 2y
DrSpalding Resources that provide before, during and after read aloud strategies are helpful. This is truly a lovely story. A great read aloud on Mother's Day. 2y
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Jbombardiere
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Robert Munch stole the hearts of many for generations with his book “Love You Forever.” This picture book is a perfect read aloud and tells the heart warming story of the bond between a mother and son as thy both progress throughout life together. I️ would share this story with smaller age groups such as preschool to kindergarten. The website attached includes great teacher resources like lesson plans, worksheets, and vocabulary.

Jbombardiere https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Love-You-Forever-Activities-Lesson-P... . UDL principle 2.2 is fitting for this book due to its use of repetition and structure. For ESOL students, EL principle 15 would give them a better understanding of the meaning of the story because it reinforces key ideas again and again which is helpful for English learners. 2y
EveAstrouck Love you forever is a book I‘ve always had in my heart cannot wait to get my own copy for the classroom! 2y
DrSpalding We have two Robert Munsch glogs that you could utilize in your classroom to perform an author study and of course this book would make for an excellent read aloud during it. 2y
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WendyP
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This RF PB would would make a perfect RA to your own children or students, it is a very sweet story about a mother‘s love for her child as he grows older. I would use the UDL guideline 3.2 by pointing out the repetition that occurs in the book. I would also use the ESOL strategy 14 and slow down my speech so that all learners can comprehend the text. The website provided will take you to a video that will read aloud the book and also show images.

Jaquessial This book is so good. I omg it too my little boy every night. Turns out I bought it twice. 2y
DominiqueL As I was doing Junior Achievement for my EDG 4410 class, I saw one of the students reading this book. It is great to see great books going beyond the discussions in class and actually being used. 2y
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JanaLL A CLASSIC 😚 2y
Brittanyradzak From reading the other comments, it seems like this is a really good book and a classic! I need to get this book for my classroom library! 2y
DrSpalding What an excellent choice! How neat to hear one of your peers state that they have recently seen a child reading this book. There are two glogs on the wiki for this well-known author. Use them. 2y
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Smangela
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This little boy is a large part of why I haven‘t been as active on Litsy, the more active he gets... the more I have to chase him! We‘ve figured out the stairs, well going up them, so gate installation is happening TONIGHT! I can‘t believe he will be 1 year in less than a month 😭😭😭 where did that year go?!

mrsmarch Oh yes THE STAIRS!! We have a “baby baffle” at the bottom of ours. Good luck 🍀 mama! 2y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Such a cutie pie!!! And a good excuse to not be on Litsy even though I have missed you!!! 😘 2y
robinb Adorable. 😊 2y
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AceOnRoam Gorgeous chunks 💙💙💙 2y
readordierachel Cute!! It's crazy how fast it goes! 2y
Smangela @mrsmarch we‘re still loving puppy too 😍 I‘ll post a pic of him playing with it soon! Hope all is well! 2y
Cinfhen Sooo cute! we miss you... 2y
Smangela @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ♥️♥️♥️ 2y
Smangela @robinb @AceOnRoam @ReadOrDieRachel @Cinfhen thank you ☺️☺️ I just adore him 😍 2y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled 😍 i adore little boys! So sweet! 2y
erzascarletbookgasm Adorable! Enjoy these moments, time flies! 💙 2y
Lmstraubie Enjoy all the crazy! It just goes way too fast!!! 2y
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angel1
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One of my favorite things to see is my daughter reading to my grandson😍💙📚

Mommamanzi I've been a mom for 11 years and have read this book countless times. I still can't make it through without crying. What a beautiful photo. How blessed all three of you are. ❤ 2y
robinb Precious moments. ❤️ 2y
sprainedbrain I‘m with @Mommamanzi ... after 5 kids, I still cry every single time I read that book! 2y
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Dragon I can not stop crying when I read that book! That and Paper Bag Princess are my favourites 💕 2y
youneverarrived Lovely photo! 💕 2y
angel1 I bought this book for the baby shower for all the guests to write a message to Weston so it‘s extra special to us..it has always been one of my favorites for my kids!!💙 2y
vicgreentoriafield Beautiful photo. 2y
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aloslibrary
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Happy Birthday to the love of my life, and my favourite reading buddy. #11 #loveyouforever 😘🎈🎉

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