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I've Loved You Since Forever

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  989 ratings  ·  140 reviews
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I've Loved You Since Forever is a celebratory and poetic testament to the timeless love felt between parent and child. This beautiful picture book is inspired by Today show co-anchor Hoda Kotb's heartwarming adoption of her baby girl, Haley Joy.

With Kotb's lyrical text and stunning pictures by Suzie Mason, young ones and parents will wa
ebook, 32 pages
Published May 8th 2018 by HarperCollins (first published March 6th 2018)
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Short, but so, so sweet. All of the cutest animals are in this book (elephants, owls, otters, oh my!!) and are beautifully illustrated. Good job, Hoda woman!
Monique S. (The Ginger Librarian)
This is a cute book using touching words and beautiful illustrations to express a parent's love and devotion for their child, which I really enjoyed... however I cannot recommend this book. My reason behind this and my two star rating is that I do not like the way in which the the author used the "big bang" theory (stars crashing into one another) in this book to explain the creation of human beings. I feel this message is inaccurate and can really confuse the young children this book is intende ...more
April (Aprilius Maximus)
~ F R O M A M E L I E S B O O K S H E L F ~

This was so gorgeous! Absolutely love the illustrations and colours!
Donna Backshall
This is an adorable and heartwarming book, written as a tribute to the "we" created when Hoda Kotb adopted her daughter Haley Joy in 2017.

But the real thrill of this book comes from the illustrations by Suzie Mason. Saying they are stunning doesn't do them justice. Mason captures the sweet ideas with happy and bright digital art, in a way that creates depth in a jungle like you can't imagine until you see it.

If you love children's books, this is one you need to check out. I am seriously consider
Baby Bookworm
Apr 13, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Hello, friends! Our book today is I’ve Loved You Since Forever, written by Hoda Kotb and illustrated by Suzie Mason, a heartfelt love letter from parent to child.

When does a mother or father begin to love their baby? From the day they meet them? No no, the love between a mother or father and their baby began long before that. It began before the flight of birds, and before bees made honey. It c
La Coccinelle
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children
This is a really, really quick read (seriously, it probably took me under a minute to get through). But it's a book I might go back to again, since the sentiment, the words, and the pictures are all quite strong. I can see this being a bedtime favourite, with kids looking at the cute pictures of young animals and their parents, and the gentle rhythmic narrative lulling them to sleep.

This one would make a lovely baby gift, too.
Beautiful illustrations and sentiment. The text has a lovely rhythm and flow.
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A wonderful short book about a mothers love, and how it has no beginning and no end, because... I've loved you since forever.

I loved the illustrations, and the text is short enough to be read at bedtime to an infant or a squirelly toddler.

Highly recommend for public and private collections.
Mar 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweet lyrics and absolutely beautiful illustrations make this a lovely book.
Jan 04, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm checking these children's books out from the library and practicing on my grandpups so I know which ones to buy when it's the real deal. Not as good as the classic "Guess How Much I Love You" that I read to my girls many moons ago. ...more
Gail Roberts
Sep 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The illustrations really are spectacular in this book. My 7 year old had to stop and admire and discuss them on every page.
Kathryn (Dragon Bite Books)
Review originally published on my blog, Nine Pages .

The illustrations are the star of this short picture book about a parent’s and child’s love. “Before the moon lit up the night and elephants roamed free, there was you and there was me.” Via a bunch of nature-related forevers, Kotb implies the eternity of souls and suggests that a parent and a child await the time when their two “stars” become not separate “you and I” but “we.” I don’t know if she intended to put that much philosophy in the
Urbandale Library
This picture book by famous Hoda Kotb is every bit as lyrical and inspiring as the woman herself. I was reading it aloud to my niece and I could hear the words in Hoda's voice. I wonderful book about the loving relationship between a parent and a child. -UPL Library Staff ...more
Mortisha Cassavetes
Dec 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2019
This is such a sweet book with beautiful illustrations. I loved all the animals featured. I highly recommend this book to kids of all ages. Perfect book to read as a bedtime story night after night.
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens, 2018-reads
Darling quick children's story ...more
Apr 11, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Pretty illustrations, very little substance. Maybe I don't get it because I don't have kids? ...more
Jessica Vander Loop
As a parent who struggled to get pregnant, this book made me tear up thinking about the journey leading up to our wonderful child and how our two stars traveled the sky to meet each other.
Apr 08, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: baby-books
Sweet narrative of adoption.
Savannah Liebsack
This book is about a mother's love for her baby. At first, both the mom and the baby are represented as stars on separate pages of the book. The book lists different rhyming items with the stars getting closer together as the book goes on, constantly reminding the audience of the mother's eternal love. It ends with the stars crossing paths. Finally the mother and her baby are together.

Write a short sentence about someone who has loved you since forever. List three things to tha
Apr 03, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really don't care for the fancy, flourishy font used for half the text because children can't read it. Otherwise, the illustrations are absolutely lovely and it's a cute little parent-child book. Has an extra punch of meaning for families brought together through adoption. ...more
Kelley Blair
Apr 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful tribute to her new baby girl. This book will touch your heart. I love the Kelly Clarkson song recorded just for this book!
2.5 stars because the artwork was beautiful.
The text itself seemed discombobulated, and didn't flow as well as I was hoping, but still had a nice sentiment behind it.
Teresa Edmunds
This is a nice book about a parent's love for a child. Before all the simple things we see in the world, there was love and the family was meant to be together. A simple, but heartfelt message. Children will enjoy Mason's darling illustrations. ...more
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A mother's love is something distinctly special. Her bond with her child is difficult to describe yet unwavering and strong. This simple book speaks to the love that exists from the very beginning between mother and child. The words are basic, the illustrations colorful using animal pairs to show the feelings expressed. This is a book which begs to be read with a child in your lap. ...more
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Mmmm, eh. I liked the illustrations, but I was thrown off by the text that didn't seem to really have a good pattern. ...more
Mar 14, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet and simple
Linda Atkinson
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
loved the illustrations
Jane Hassan
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The prose is simplistic, but the illustrations are out of this world!!! Worth it for those alone!!! I'd buy this just for the artwork! ...more
Vannessa Anderson
I truly enjoyed how the mother told the child how much the child was loved. The illustrations were perfect in helping to tell the story.

I’ve Loved You Since Forever, I believe, can be appreciated by all readers.
Jul 18, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Many much better "I've always loved you" books. This one didn't even make sense. I loved you before the otters could swim together. Nope. Sorry. ...more
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