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JL's Bibliomania 2 months ago
I believe that this story was written as a homage to the children the author lost

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-heartbreaking-story-behind-iconic-childrens-book-love-you-forever_us_573ceb97e4b0aee7b8e8f76f

And no - I never read it to my children because I also can't read it without crying