Product: The Giving Tree
Category: Arbor Day Fun - Environmental Study
Age: toddler, preschool, kindergarten, elementary
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
"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.