LOVE YOU FOREVER


Je t'aimerai toujours - Robert Munsch & Camille Jourdy - 20 x 20 cm - 40 pages - hard cover - €13.50 - February 2020
 

A great classic to tell a child or parent “I love you”. Re-illustrated and published in France for the first time.

“I’ll love you forever,

 I’ll like you for always,

As long as I’m living

My baby you’ll be.”

 

These few words are sung by a mother as she rocks her baby in her arms. Then, the child grows up. At every stage of life, whatever path he chooses, his mother slips into his bedroom at night to sing him this lullaby.

One day, she is too old and frail to finish the song. So, her son completes it, in his own words. Back home, he picks up his own daughter and sings the same song that cradled his whole life.

 

This book is a monument. It says a lot about a parent’s unwavering and infinite love for their child, no matter what path they take in life, but also about our responsibility to our own parents as they grow old.

Published for the first time in Canada in 1986, this picture book was an immediate success throughout North America. Parents gave it to their children and also grandparents, who in turn gave it to their children…

 

Camille Jourdy brings a modern touch to this picture book, portraying a child and mother today, in a contemporary setting. Her soft stroke and illustrations breathe new life into this indispensable book.

 

 

Stéphanie Vernet

stephanie@thepicturebookagency.com