The Giving Tree
by Shel Silverstein
Illustrated by Shel Silverstein
Reviewed by Marielys A. (age 8)
Marielys A. is a member in 21st Century Learning @ P.S. 192's 21st Century After School (2001-2002)
Why do you think a tree could be so giving? The trees help people by giving them fruit, shade, wood and other things. A boy and his tree. Throughout the years the boy was always asking the tree for something and the tree always gave what he wanted because he loved the boy. The boy grew and one day he left the tree. The tree was very sad. Years later, the boy showed up and asked the tree for help. The tree was happy to help the boy. Guess what happened next?
This was an interesting book. It taught me that when you give things to your friends you do it because you want to and not because you want something in return. The tree was very giving. It gave the boy everything he asked for.
Read it and find out what happens next. You will like it.