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Love You Forever: The Best of Robert Munsch with CD (Audio) [Paperback]

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Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 6.06" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.41"
Weight:   0.26 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2003
Publisher   Children's Group
ISBN  1894502701  
EAN  9781894502702  
UPC  068478436929  

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Love You Forever: The Best of Robert Munsch with CD (Audio) by Robert N. Munsch

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More About Robert N. Munsch

Robert N. Munsch Munsch has been telling stories for many years and especially loves making them up in front of an audience of young people. He is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Guelph.

In The Author's Own Words...

I was born on June 11, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I grew up in a family of 9 kids. At least, that is where I lived when I was young. My mother says I never grew up and still act like I was 6 years old. She may be right, but I figure that I act like a very mature 6 year old.

When I was 12 my older brother kicked me in the mouth the day after I got my braces off. He broke off some of my front teeth and knocked me out. My dad says I have been acting strange ever since. My mom says I always acted strange.

I almost flunked first grade and also the second, third, fourth, and fifth; but my younger brother was in the grade behind me, and he was a brain and nobody wanted to have me be in the same grade as him, so they kept passing me. I never learned how to spell, graduated from eighth grade counting on my fingers to do simple addition, and in general was not a resounding academic success.

I did, however, all through elementary school, write poetry. Funny poems, silly poems, all sorts of poems. Nobody thought that was very important, including me. When I went to high school, I didn’t get along with anybody, read lots of books and decided to be a Catholic Priest.

I studied for 7 years to be a Jesuit priest, only to find that I was lousy priest material. [While I was studying with the Jesuits, I got an undergraduate degree in History and a Master's degree in Anthropology. A Master's degree in Anthropology isn't worth much, but that's what they give you when you flunk your orals for your Ph. D.]

While I was studying to be a Jesuit priest, I worked part-time at an orphanage to escape from deadly classes in philosophy. So I knew I liked working with kids; and when I left the Jesuits I decided to work in daycare for a year till I figured out what I wanted to do; and what I figured out I wanted to do was: work in daycare.

After I had been in daycare for awhile I decided to learn something about what I was supposed to be doing, so I went back to school for a year at the Elliot Pearson School of Child Studies at Tufts University in Medford, Mass. It was there that I made up my first story while on a student teaching placement at the Wellsley College Child Studies Preschool. I did it for a circle time. I did not know that it was going to be a book called “Mortimer”. It took it 12 years to get to be a book.

Back in daycare I discovered that I could get the kids to shut up during nap time by telling them stories. For ten years I did this without thinking I had any special skill. After all, while I made the best stories in the daycare centre, most of the other teachers made better play doh. I eventually got a long list of stories I told, but I never wrote them down.

Once when my wife [I met her over a diaper at Bromley Heath Infant Daycare in Jamaica Plain, Mass] and I were both out of work because a daycare lost its’ funding, we decided to try to look for work in Canada. We both ended up at a lab preschool at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. The wife of my boss happened to be a CHILDREN’S LIBRARIAN and she heard me telling stories.

She told me to publish and I didn’t listen, she told my boss to make me publish and my boss told me to publish and I listened. In fact, he gave me two months off to do it. So I had a great two months off and on the last day, I wrote down 10 stories and sent them off to 10 different publishers. Nine said, “No” and one said, “Yes” to a story called ‘Mud Puddle’.

So I became a writer. Mud Puddle sold 3000 copies the first year.

Oh WoW!

But Annick press kept putting out my books and they slowly sold better and better. [Mud Puddle had its' best year 10 years after it was published!]. Finally I quit my job at the University and started just writing and telling stories. About then I became a Canadian citizen and lost my American citizenship. It was nice to have only one country again.

I kept using real kids as characters in my books even though I was not working in daycare or preschool anymore. The first kid I make up the story for sort of ‘owns’ the story and gets to be the kid in the book – if the story ever gets to be a book. My publisher did not like this because it meant that I changed characters for each book.

The storytelling sometimes got very big once I was discovered by children’s festivals in Canada and then by entertainment promoters. Sometimes I was telling stories to 3,000 kids at once – and that is a lot different than a daycare nap time. But I still kept doing schools and daycares because I liked doing them.

I also started to travel all over Canada and stay with families while telling stories. I first started staying with families because I did not have money for a hotel, but I soon found out that families were a great place to look for stories when a book called ‘Moira’s Birthday’ grew out of staying with Moira’s family in Hay River, NWT.

Along the way I became Canada¹s best selling author, but I was not selling much in the USA. Then LOVE YOU FOREVER came out as a Canadian book in 1986. I had written it as a memorial for two stillborn babies we had in 1979 and 1980. The story actually started out as a song.

I really wanted this story to be a book and I had to change publishers since my regular publisher did not want to do it. I was really worried that it would not sell. It sold 30,000 in 1986 and was the bestselling kid’s book in Canada that year, 70,000 in 1987 and was the bestselling Canadian kids book that year too. It sold 1,000,000 in 1988 . It was the bestselling Canadian kid¹s book that year to. The strange thing was that it was also the bestselling kid’s book in the USA, only nobody knew it, including me. It never occurred to me that it could be an invisible bestseller.

Then, in 1994, the ‘New York Times’ did an update of their list of bestselling children¹s books that they had last done in 1978. They did not update the list often since it was very stable. GOODNIGHT MOON had been #1 since forever! They found LOVE YOU FOREVER at the top of the list with 8,000,000 sold. {It¹s at 18,000,000 as of 1999} This was very strange as they had never reviewed it, did not know it existed, and it was a Canadian (foreign) title that did not even have a US publisher or distributor. Somebody from the Times called me up and wanted to know, “Who are You?”.

So I have kept on doing about 2 books a year and now I have 54 books published. My latest one is PUT ME IN A BOOK.

Robert N. Munsch currently resides in Guelph, Ontario. Robert N. Munsch was born in 1945.

Robert N. Munsch has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Classic Munsch
  2. Munsch for Kids
  3. Munschworks

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Great for the car!  Jun 17, 2008
My kids (ages 7 and 4) love this CD. Munsch is a great story teller -- he is energetic and funny. Recommended without reservations!
Great book for young ones!  Dec 23, 2007
My sons and I enjoyed this book. Sends good message to kids that they do not need to be perfect to be loved.
Great Audio for car rides  Aug 1, 2007
My best friend loaned this audio / cd to us since we like Munschs' books so much. I can't say enough good things about the auditory version. I am so happy with his story telling abilities. He is a riot for parents and children alike. I totally recommend this! Now, somebody buy me a copy to keep for myself!!!! LOL!
Author's live reading of works disappoints  Jun 23, 2007
I am and continue to be a long-time fan of Robert Munsch. His stories are among my favorites to read to my preschool class. They love to listen to audio books as well, but this cd simply won't do. He reads far too fast for the children to fully comprehend his words or the details of the stories. Plus, he's reading aloud to a group of children - live - and it would seem that to make them laugh he has to ham it up, making loud ridiculous sounds while narrating maniacally a mile a minute. I love when stories are read in an animated style, but his really turned me off. This was a very disappointing purchase. I won't be playing it again.

P.S. Read his books: Paper Bag Princess, Stephanie's Ponytail, More Pies, and Smelly Socks are big hits among my 3- & 4-year-old students.
This book is the ultimate "cruel book" to give to new parents.

The thing about this book is that if you have any sense of humanity in you, you will have problems finishing this book.

What do I mean??

Sit on the floor with your child on your lap and begin to read this book. By the end of the book you will be crying and blubbering like a baby. This book's effect only increases as you read it more.

Good Luck To All New Parents & If you have a new baby get this book !!!

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