Each of twelve animal parents (one human) say why they love their offspring, "forever and always".
"On a hot savannah under a shady tree, a lion cub asks, 'How am I special?" The 2-page spread shows the cub, his parents and the savannah. In the next spread, the lions reply by describing how cute the cub is, snuggling and saying "we will love you forever and ever and always." The pattern is repeated, ending with a human couple and child on a picnic. They love his "warm, caring heart" and "bright, curious mind." In each case, there is a 'special' reason for parental love.
A grandfather anticipates his relationship and activities with his unborn grandchild.
Though sentimental, Crystal shows children just how eagerly parents and grandparents anticipate and love their children. His narration is in verse: "You're the new twig on our tree, / and I can't wait to watch you grow." Illustrations are unnecessarily misty, as if the values portrayed are somehow not of this world. A decent gift, but it seems to be written more for a grandparent's sentimentality, than for the grandchildren. (This same error can be seen in "I Love You Forever" by Robert Munsch)