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Show and Tale: The Giving Tree

Posted by Gina on September 1, 2009 at 11:14 AM in ClassicsPoetryShow and Tale
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giving_tree.jpgAnything by Shel Silverstein is pure magic, but his classic The Giving Tree holds a special place on a lot of bookshelves. Today's pick comes from mom Leigh:

"I love the message of the book and sharing it with my own kids," Leigh said.

Is The Giving Tree a favorite of yours? What Shel Silverstein gems have stuck with you over the years? My favorite of his is Where the Sidewalk Ends, and I always think of the girl who wanted the pancake in the middle of a huge stack, and the wonderful welcome to the book: "If you are a dreamer, come in ..."

2 Comments

Susan N. writes...

I used to like this book as a kid. Now as a full grown feminist I really don't like it. Who needs another example of female co-dependency? I'll stick to Where the Sidewalk Ends!

Lynn writes...

Oops, first comment didn't work. I'll try again. I LOVED Silverstein's Light in the Attic and Where the Sidewalk Ends when younger, and can't wait to read them with my son. I didn't like the Giving Tree when I first read it, and I was surprised how well received it was, but I want to try it again now that I'm a mom.

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