Love You Forever - WikipediaJonathan Emmett was born in Leicestershire in , the son of a factory fitter and a primary school teacher. Jonathan loved books from an early age and some of his earliest memories are of visiting his local library. Seuss and Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson have had a great influence on the picture books that he now writes. Pleased with the results, he found himself spending more and more time on writing and illustration. Although he qualified as an architect, he found the job unsatisfying and began pursuing a career in children's books in his spare time, eventually going full-time in , a few months before his thirtieth birthday.
I Love You Always and Forever
It tells the story of the evolving relationship between a boy and his mother. The book was written after Munsch and his wife had two stillborn babies. The story details the cycle of life by chronicling the experiences of a young son and his mother throughout the course of the boy's life, and describing the exasperating behavior exhibited by him throughout his youth. In spite of her occasional aggravation caused by her son's behavior, the mother nonetheless visits his bedroom nightly to cradle him in her arms, and sing a brief lullaby promising to always love him. After her son enters adulthood and leaves home, his elderly mother occasionally sneaks into his bedroom at night to croon her customary lullaby. However she gradually grows old and frail, and her grown son visits his feeble, sickly mother for the final time.
It sold millions of copies in its first few years. By it was listed as No. It was the second stillbirth the couple had to mourn. Munsch says the song was too painful to sing out loud. After the second stillbirth, doctors told the couple that they would never be able to conceive -- news that devastated Munsch, who had worked in orphanages, received a master's degree in Child Studies, and dedicated his life to writing children's books.