The Giving Tree, is a very tender hearted book. The book, is about how much a tree loves a boy. Throughout the book, the tree gave and gave and gave to the boys wants and need. The tree let him slide down from her trunk, swing from her branches, eat her apples and much more.. Towards the end of the book the tree let the boy cut most of her down to make a boat. Through the years the boy grows up into an old man and come back to the tree, and the tree let the old man sit on her stump. This is such a sweet sweet book, and will teach your class how to be nice and share with other classmates. This should be read to kindergarten through 2nd grade.