If you and your child haven’t picked up this book, run (don’t walk) to the nearest bookstore, library or neighbor’s house to get your hands on it. The immortal and ever-so-talented Shel Silverstein brings a tear to my eye each time I read this book with Katie because of its profound messages about everlasting love and sacrifice. Kids enjoy the book on the superficial level; a young boy’s friendship with a tree is shared, as the boy returns time and again requesting goods from the tree to make himself happier. Adults and older children see the significantly deeper side, and read into it what they will. My older brother actually used this exact book as his college entrance essay topic because of its myriad levels of meanings. A classic book that can be found for just $10.19 at Amazon (and so worth every penny!)
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