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The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

Written by: Shel Silverstein 


This book is about the relationship between a boy and a tree. The tree gives whatever the little boy shade and apples to eat when he is younger and wants to be free. When the boy grows up, his interests change and he no longer comes to the tree to have fun. The boy only comes when he needs something. The tree is so kind and full of love that he gives whatever the boy asks until he is merely a sad stump. When the boy grows old and comes back, the tree thinks it has nothing left to give him when all old man wants is a place to sit. In the end, both are happy because they are both with each other again! 


This is book is great for any age because it really shows the difference of being greedy and sharing with others. You could also teach a lesson on caring for nature and what that entails.