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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Although I'd read this book to my grandkids many years back, I though it was time for Them to read it themselves -- and for me to ask what they think it means. Read morePublished 1 day ago by she~ kind, loving, and caring
I love this book and the CD, and so do all the new moms I've given copies of this to as gifts. One of my nephews has actually become a big Shel Silverstein fan after being read... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Le Petite Framboise
Had a copy of this that my son had acquired a couple decades ago when he was in school. Picked it up and read it and then shared it again with my grandchildren. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Sherry Siewert
I read this book to my son 40 years ago, and bought it for myself now so I could remember the storyline and moral. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Colleen K.