The Giving Tree
"Once there was a tree . . . and she loved a little boy." So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.
Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk . . . and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave.
This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return.
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Review: The Giving TreeUser Review - Courtney Bird - Goodreads
This would be a great lesson book for kids. You can show how the little boy keeps taking from the tree until it is only a stump, that sometimes there are bigger things in life. Read full review
Review: The Giving TreeUser Review - Connie Lyle - Goodreads
This tree like a good parent gives everything it has to make her boy happy. As with most parents you stand by and watch your children go off and start their own lives knowing you did all you could do for them and hope they return often to visit. Read full review