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The Taking Tree: A Selfish Parody Hardcover – October 19, 2010
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Just as the original Giving Tree offered parents and teachers the opportunity to talk with children about wants versus needs, this follow-up parody encompasses the same lesson, albeit with a heavy dose of cynicism, a touch of political satire, and a stroke of humor.
If you liked (or simply have an opinion about) the source material, you'll probably enjoy "The Taking Tree" very much.
I'm not a fan of "The Giving Tree". I think the message is weird. I thought this book was a welcome antidote, and it helped me see that I am not the only person who doesn't get the appeal of The Giving Tree.
So, there it is. Science at work. You're welcome.
This book is not suited for out loud classroom reading but is still just great to own.
I've read it out loud to my boys, ages 7-10, and they totally crack up.
Of course, they have read it on their own, too.
So, we now own both the "Giving Tree" and "Taking Tree".
It is a little "crass" at times but it's what a parody is about.
And, it is a very funny way to drive home what a parody is.
But, everyone has different tastes, so...
Try borrowing it at the library first -- if you like it, then buy it!
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Funny book. My kid reads it to me to practice reading and I remain entertained.Published 12 days ago by Cody
This book in hilarious to the right people with the right sense of humor.Published 4 months ago by Robyn