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... show more
'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 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.
Publish date: October 7th 1964
Publisher: Harper & Row
Pages no: 64
Edition language: English
This book is about a boy and his relationship with a talking tree. The tree gives everything she can to the boy in order to make him happy. The extent that the tree goes through to achieve this goal is what intentionally shocked me. The plot showed the book moral in a very unique way that really sti...
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein is a classic children's book about a tree and a boy and the selfless love that the tree has for the boy. It goes through each thing the tree can give the boy and even in the end when the reader thinks the tree has given everything, the tree has one more thing to g...
The Giving Tree is one of my all time FAVORITES! If a teacher did a read-aloud with this book, I think it would be appropriate for kindergarten through second grade (some second graders could begin reading this independently). This book has the potential to teach students about sharing and relations...
Leveling system and reading level: AR 2.6 This is a book about a little boy who loves a tree and the tree loves him back. The boy grows old and the little boy moves one. When the little boy comes to visit, the tree will give him anything he needs. i think this would be a great book to use at th...
I like this book because it teaches about unconditional love. The tree gave the little boy everything he wanted and asked for even though the tree never got anything in return. I could use this in my classroom by reading the book and then giving them all an apple and place nice things in the apple a...