The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

Title: The Giving Tree
Author: Shel Silverstein
Illustrator: Shel Silverstein
Publisher: Particular Books (2010)
ISBN: 9781846143830 

The Giving Tree is a wonderful picture book that promote gratitude, reflection and cause and effect.

The Giving Tree tells of the unconditional love of a tree and the selfishness of a boy. Over the course of the boy’s life, he asks the tree to help him and she gives him everything she has. “She loved a little boy very much – even more than she loved herself.” It is only as an old man he sees the trees compassion, generosity and friendship.

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Shel Silverstein Website: Lessons and Activities
Shel Silverstein Website: Videos
Shel Silverstein Website: 50 years of the Giving Tree teaching ideas
Kids Health in the Classroom: Empathy Teacher’s Guide
The Washington Post: Are you raising nice kids? A Harvard psychologist gives 5 ways to raise them to be kind
Shel Silverstein Official Website
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