The Giving Tree

Written by Shel Silverstein • Illustrated by Shel Silverstein

Reviewed by The Group (age 10)

The Giving Tree illustration will appear here.

Once there was a little boy who had a tree. He climbed the tree. He took all of her apples and the tree was happy. The boy didnít come back for a long time. The boy wanted kids, so he used the tree so he could build his house. He cut the trees trunk to build a boat. If you want to know what else happens, youíll have to read this book.

I think the book was really boring because it was very slow and it was a sad little book. The tree cut off his branches and apples and didnít have any parts of his body left. The boy got old and he was too ugly. The boy was annoying and mean, but the tree loved him. The boy was greedy because he wanted more and more and more from the tree. The boy was just using the tree.

We would not recommend this book to anyone because its too boring for people they are going to be falling asleep. And it will make them crazy. It may make you cut trees in half because the tree in the book told the boy to.

The Group is a member in New York Cares/Island School Reading Club's Spring Book Club (2009-2010)