“I made that up after my wife and I had two babies born dead. The song was my song to my dead babies. For a long time I had it in my head and I couldn’t even sing it because every time I tried to sing it I cried. It was very strange having a song in my head that I couldn’t sing. For a long time it was just a song but one day, while telling stories at a big theatre at the University of Guelph, it occurred to me that I might be able to make a story around the song. Out popped Love You Forever, pretty much the way it is in the book.”Thanks to that book, countless parents have sung that song to their own children, in different countries and different languages, in different tunes and styles. Here is how it sounds to Mr. Munsch:
I don't care how you take the book....and no I am not a helicopter parent. I see my daughter seldom. We talk several times a week. When she is in Moldova we Skype. It is a comfort song for me. I will love her forever...and as long as I am living my baby she'll be. Just saying. Have a great day.