Quotes by Robert Munsch

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

"Prince Ronald said, Elizabeth, your hair is all dirty. You are wearing an ugly paper bag. You don't have any shoes on and you smell like a dragon's ear. Come back and rescue me when you're dressed like a real princess.

Elizabeth said, Ronald, your hair is all nice. Your clothes are all pretty. You look like a nice guy, but guess what? You are a bum.

They didn't get married after all."

"Clang Clang Rattle Bing Bang, Gonna make my noise all day!"

"Fake things can't really happen."

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


Books by Robert Munsch

  • Love You Forever
  • 213,377 ratings
  • September 1st 1995 by Firefly Books

    (first published January 1st 1986)

  • Mud Puddle
  • 1,566 ratings
  • March 1st 1996 by Annick Press

    (first published 1979)

  • Get Out Of Bed!
  • 746 ratings
  • April 1st 2002 by Cartwheel

    (first published January 1st 1998)

  • Aaron's Hair
  • 702 ratings
  • April 1st 2002 by Cartwheel

    (first published January 1st 2000)

  • Ribbon Rescue
  • 510 ratings
  • April 1st 2002 by Cartwheel Books

    (first published January 1st 1999)

  • No Clean Clothes!
  • 361 ratings
  • November 3rd 2020 by Scholastic Canada

    (first published September 1st 2009)

Robert Munsch
  • Robert Munsch

  • Date of birth: June 11, 1945
  • Born: in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, The United States.

  • Description: Robert Munsch was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Fordham University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and from Boston University in 1971 with a Master of Arts degree in anthropology.

    He studied to become a Jesuit priest, but decided he would rather work with children after jobs at orphanages and daycare centers. In 1973, he received a Master of Education in Child Studies from Tufts University. In 1975 he moved to Canada to work at the preschool at the University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario. He also taught in the Department of Family Studies at the University of Guelph as a lecturer and as an assistant professor. In Guelph he was encouraged to publish the many stories he made up for the children he worked with.

    Munsch's wife delivered two stillborn babies in 1979 and 1980. Out of the tragedy, he produced one of his best-known books, Love You Forever. This book was listed fourth on the 2001 Publishers Weekly All-Time Best selling Children's Books list for paperbacks at 6,970,000 copies (not including the 1,049,000 hardcover copies). The Munsches have since become adoptive parents of Julie, Andrew and Tyya (see them all in Something Good!)

    Munsch has obsessive-compulsive disorder and has also suffered from manic depression. In August 2008, Munsch suffered a stroke that affected his ability to speak in normal sentences. He has recovered enough that he is able to perform live, but has put his writing career on hold until he is fully recovered.