Robert Munch has always been apart of my childhood, but this story was read to me so many times I thought it only necessary to write this review first.
Mr. Munch wrote this story after he and his wife gave birth to twins. The sad part however was that they were both born dead. So he said, “I’ll love you forever,I’ll like you for always, as long as I’m living, my baby you’ll be”. It started as a song, but soon illustrations were drawn and the story came out onto the shelves.
So here we are.
If you are the type of parent who wants to teach their children the importance of love, life and how not to waste either, this is the book you need to be reading. It might seem sappy. It might seem slow. But this story has meaning, you’ll see.
It goes through the life of a small boy from the time he was a baby to the time he is an adult on the night his mother dies. The mother sings the song that Robert Munch sang to his wife every night as her baby grows. Then one day when the mother is too old to hold her son in her arms, the son comes and holds his mother.
It tells the truth and proves that nothing is stronger than the love of a mother to her child. So if you want your child to understand the importance of that love, read them this story. If you want them to see beautiful illustrations and learn a life lesson, then this is the book you should read.
It’s meant for all ages, old or young.
And it’s always just as good as the first time you open it.