The Giving Tree

Bibliographic: Silverstein, S. (1964). The giving tree. New York: Harper & Row.

Short annotation: This is the story of a tree and a boy. Every time the boy asked for something, the tree would give it to him, but this often caused some strange and exciting situations.

The genre: Picture book, Fiction

Grade level: Kindergarten to Second grade

Readers who like this book:  A few readers who would like this novel are children and parents who are looking for a good bedtime story.

Personal response and rating: I would give this book a 4; I liked that no matter what the boy asked the tree for, it helped him, but I didn’t like that the boy took advantage of the tree.

Question: What do think it would be like to be a tree?


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