I Will Love You Forever and Always
by Sarah M. Thomas Mariano
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Pub Date 15 Sep 2019 | Archive Date 17 Oct 2023
"I Will Love You Forever and Always is a delightful book for parents and kids of all ages to read together. Steering a positive path through family life's ever present tough times is tricky, and Sarah masterfully shows a wonderful way!”
-Jean Hamburg, LICSW
Author of Cooperation Counts! Life-Saving Strategies for Parenting Toddlers to Teens
“This book is a great tool to help families communicate about unconditional love. Unconditional love is something that should be taught and shared with children at a young age. Children need to have that security, knowing that no matter what they do, how they act, or what they say, they will always be loved.”
-Delisa Reinoso, M.Ed.
“This delightful book teaches a fundamental concept that all children need to understand and internalize: that their parents will always love them no matter what, even when they misbehave and parents get upset, angry, or disappointed. This book gives parents an opportunity to communicate this very important message.”
-Veronica Guarino, LICSW
“This is a wonderful, engaging book that both parents and children can relate to. It is an enjoyable story for families to read while reinforcing a very important concept.”
-Kim Collins, LICSW
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This is a sweet little book that deals with a very big issue: the all-too-rare experience of unconditional love.
It is so important for children to hear parents say how much they love them - repeatedly and with immense emotion. Done right, this is something that will protect kids against some of the hurt that the world hands out, and thus it cannot be said too often.
The book does a wonderful job of getting that message across, by using various animals to tell their offspring how much they love them, and what they love about them. Forever and always. I give it 3.5 stars.
A adorable book to read to a child to show love. It is a nice way to introduce the subject of unconditional love. As well as to reinstate to the child that they are loved and that they are important. This is especially important at a young age because it can be easy for the stress and chaos of the early years to overtake the good moments. Everyone needs validation that they are loved and that is no different with children. This books allows for a parent and child to take a moment dedicated to just them.
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ABSOLUTELY ADORE this book!!! Bright colors and such a beautiful message for our littles!! I'm also a sucker for the beautiful animal illustrations. I will absolutely purchase 2 hardback copies of this book - one for my Grandmuffin - and one for my house. This book would also make an excellent baby shower gift!!! Thank you to Netgalley and Sarah M Thomas Mariano for a digital copy of this beautiful book in exchange for an honest review.
I really love the way this book combined the habits and actions of animals (snapping crocodiles and stinky skunks) with the habits and actions of parents and children. Unconditional love should be something that happens between and children and parents. The illustrations and sweet and silly and beautiful and will keep little ones attention. This is a keeper in my house!
This is a cute story about the relationships between parents and their kids and unconditional love between each other.
A big thank you to NetGalley and Atmosphere Press for the eARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This is a children's book. Very cute with great graphics. 4 plus stars
I adore the message of this book. I read it with my daughter, and we both tell each other every day "I love you first and more. " .... we have officially added, "I love you forever and always to our routine.
Children need to feel special and loved, and sharing these words will make a major impact. Moms, add this to your library it's so adorable.
This book almost had me in tears. As a parent we all have those moments of feeling like we aren’t doing the best we could for our kids and get so overwhelmed and frustrated and say things we wish we could take back. This book helped me realize that one- it’s so important that my kid understands that I really will love him always and 2- it helped me realize while reading it with my 4 year old that so far he does know that I love him always…. Stinky feet and all❤️
This story is a good reminder that we need to tell our children (young and older) that we love them forever no matter what the circumstance.
So very cute i love reading this book i would read it many times over again the cover the name its all just adorable
What a wonderful book to share with the children in your life. Children and adults can never hear enough of how they are valued and loved .
Every parent/grandparent and guardian should buy this book .
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Decent little piece, that might help a parent explain eternal, unconditional love to the child in their life – or help them express it. Using different animals (parrots, stinky skunks, and dogs and more) the book takes the audience – the child – through scenarios when they might doubt or be unsure of the one-way endless supply of love they might deserve. Thus the young skunk is assured it's OK when they are snotty and smelly, the parrot has a clumsy day and a half of nothing going right, but that's OK – you get the message. And so will the child, with these simple and colourful pages. Yes, perhaps a parent should not really need this – it might be better for all concerned if they didn't – but this not being an ideal world, this is a suitable look at an option.
I really enjoyed this story. A perfect way to encourage children letting them know they will always be loved no matter what the circumstance. Highly recommend.