Giving Tree, The

Shel Silverstein
This year, as The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition will allow young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Reviews

Reviewed: 2021-08-15

#thegivingtree. Nominatedfor a kids choice award this book follows a young boy through his life with the tree giving selflessly to the boy over the years.

Reviewed: 2021-02-06

A heartfelt picturebook, with a great lesson and moral to the story. 

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@aliciareid
#givingtreethe this book show children the gift of giving and touch readers with love, kindness and sadness
@biancaknox
#givingtreethe This book shows children what being selfish results in. Kids need to learn to appreciate what they are given in life.
@svoitik
#givingtreethe The giving tree was helpful to read as a child because the trees give and we receive and on day we change it the other way.
@michaelagordon
#givingtreethe This book represents love and giving throughout a lifetime
@jamiebohnert
#givingtreethe This books is my all time favorite book! I love the message it sends. Makes me look at things differently.
@mandie0916
#givingtreethe out for fifty years. help children know about giving and sharing, ask your child what they would like to give and why.
@32nakima
#givingtreethe kids choice award nominee for favorite book in 2016
@sandrabrinson
#givingtreethe In my opinion many this book is just a great read for all children who just want to enjoy story time.
@sooeyb
#givingtreethe ...very simple pictures, but tells a strong story.
@amystaf
#givingtreethe can't quite decide if the story is sad or sweet. Is the boy selfish or the tree selfless? Either way a wonderful poem for all
@carlinaguthrie
#givingtreethe is about someone who will always be there for you. Giving and not wanting anything in return.Activity:5 Adjectives about tree
@andream
#givingtreethe The moral of the story is that someone will always be there for you. No matter what, you are never truly alone.
@markestes
#givingtreethe A good activity for the children is have them right a gift they can give to their classmate. Like how the giving tree would
@bclark
#givingtreethe is a story that teaches about sacrifice and that it is important to give as much as we receive
@michellep
#givingtreethe The tree in this story has love for a boy that grew up to become a man and the love gave tools that help him live in life.