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I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be


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I love this book and I always buy it for my expecting friends who are having a boy... but I want to find a book as equally sweet for a mother expecting a girl.

Any suggestions?

BTW, if you want to read the I Love You book.. click here.

 

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I can not read that book without crying and I have two girls.

We have had the same copy of the book since 1988.  It is well read.

I know.. that books gets to me everytime!

These girls are friends and they both work in the same office and are due a month apart from each other. One's having a boy and the other a girl (both their first kids)... so I didn't want to give the same book to them.

You have two girls - any other books come to mind?

For me I liked The Giving Tree, Where the Wild Things Are, Pat the Bunny, Dr. Seuss, etc.. but I didnt' know if there was a speacila special girly book out there since I only have a boy.

I don't remember any any special books for little girls.

When they get a little older there are lots of them.  Maybe a copy of snow white, cinderella, alice in wonderland, or anne of green gables to put away for later.

I haven't read this one, but I love the song.  I might order it because besides having two girls, I also have six grand daughters.

Window To My World: My Little Girl by Tim McGraw and Tom Douglas

 

When I was little, my favorite book was Katy and the Big Snow.  It's not what I would call 'girly' but it actually is about believing in yourself and doing your best, even when other people might not believe in you.  As a girl, this appealed to me.

I also loved the Frog and Toad books, even though they're not girly either - great messages about the value of real and lasting friendship.

When I got older - yep, the Anne of Green Gables books were great. 

And I had the original Nancy Drew books which I loved soooo much.  Even though I guess they weren't politically correct, I like the originals much better than the PC-d up versions they sell now. 

 

 

Thanks - I should have clarified that by girly I meant a girl as the main character, not girly as in hearts and pink and fluff..haha

I never had problems finding great books for my son but in searching online this morning is seems that's because most classic books have a boy as the main character.  Where the Wild Things Are, The Velveteen Rabbit, Love you Forever, The Giving Tree, Old Yeller, etc..

The books that have great girl characters such as Charolette's Web and Anne of Green Gables are for older readers.... 

Thanks for the suggestions nomo and spoiled.. I'm going to jot these down and read them in the bookstore. I guess that's what I'll have to do instead of searching online.. I need to park my butt in the bookstore and read them! :D

There is a book by Billy Crystal, "I can Hardly Wait" He's writing this book to his soon to be arriving grand daughter, and its just adorable. I have a little boy, so I just switch some stuff around when I read it to him. Its great because it's a board book, so little babies can play with it without tearing the pages.

that is the most terrifying book of all time

Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

When I was little, my favorite book was Katy and the Big Snow

 I loved that book when I was a kid.  I bought it for my son (2 1/2) and we read it often.  (Of course, being males, we like it more for the construction and snow removal equipment in the book...)

Although not really "warm and fuzzy" books, I love books by Jon Scieszka.  They are hilarious and entertaining not only for my kids, but for me as well.  My favorites are "Squids will be Squids" and "The True Story of the Three Little Pigs"

Have to put in a plug for the "Little Engine That Could" as well...  (That was my favorite as a child) 

Oh my daughter is 12 going on 13 and we still have our copy neither of us can part with it!

However my very favorite is Goodnight Moon not girl specific but truly phenomenal!

In the great green room, there was a telephone and a red balloon, and a picture of ...the cow jumping over the moon...and a comb and a brush and a bowl full of mush and a quiet old lady whispering Hush....ahhhh memories

 

Ooooh, thanks! I'm noting all these down for when I get to the bookstore! Yes, I saw Katy and the Big Snow from the link and can't wait to read it and also, that Billy Crystal book sounds good!

burninlove - I have the Little Engine that could and the true story of the 3 little pigs (don't feel like capitalizing right now..hah) and I loved those as well.

I'll love you forever is a great book.

I recommend you get some board and/or cloth books. That way the baby can actually use them. Newborns are only "newborns" for a while... then they move on to being "book eaters."

Another idea is to make them a picture book. You can buy a special baby photo album that's either cloth or chewy plastic (they sell them at baby stores or online) & then fill it with pictures of the mom/dad/grandparents/animals. M y daughter loved hers!

 

 

Gads! I cry everytime I read that.

Another good one: "The Giving Tree" Shel Silverstein.

love you forever is my least favourite munsch book.  it's not fun.  realism has no place in children's literature.

now, thomas's snowsuit, angela's airplane, mortimer, the paperbag princess - those are fun!

Realism has a place in children's literature. Excellent tool for age appropriate education about adult themes like homosexuality, safe sex, pregnancy, etc.

For fun I resort to 'Where the Wild Things Are'* or any and all Seuss. :)

 

*edit for oops. Sorry, Maurice. :)

Original Post by kathygator:

Gads! I cry everytime I read that.

Another good one: "The Giving Tree" Shel Silverstein.

 I love that book! Also Love Where the Wild Things are!!!!!

The very Hungry Caterpillar and Brown Bear by Eric Carle are great too (both come in board books if you take FBP's advice) Still shameless plug for Goodnight Moon also come as board book :)

Original Post by kathygator:

Realism has a place in children's literature.

yeah. i was just being trite.

but love you forever creeps me out.

Original Post by pgeorgian:

Original Post by kathygator:

Realism has a place in children's literature.

yeah. i was just being trite.

but love you forever creeps me out.

 What?! Ohh man... when the grown man is holding his sick / old mom and rocking her ... LOL   Doesn't that make you cry? 

When they are tiny babies they don't know what you're saying anyway.. it's really more a book for mom!  Same with the Giving Tree.. I tried to read that again when my son was 9 and I was bawling while he looked at me with lifted eyebrow! haha

When they get to be 4 and up then the 'funner' ones are best. I have Munch's big book of stories.. wasn't crazy about the paper bag princess but LOVE the super endelible never come off until you die markers (or something like that). Also the book called Parts!  I own every single Dr. Seuss book as well...

i read and loved this book when i was a child.  it made me cry every time.  i'm now 20 years old and i still love it.

Original Post by jenniferthepennifer:

 What?! Ohh man... when the grown man is holding his sick / old mom and rocking her ... LOL   Doesn't that make you cry? 

i didn't say it doesn't make me cry.  but it creeps me out.  and i don't think that young children need to think about parenting their parents.  y'know?

did you know that in the first draft of the paperbag princess, instead of calling prince ronald a bum, princess elizabeth punches him in the nose?  i like that ending better ;)

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