Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.
"Once there was a tree...and she loved a little boy."
So begins a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein.
Every day the boy would come to the tree to eat her apples, swing from her branches, or slide down her trunk...and the tree was happy. But as the boy grew older he began to want more from the tree, and the tree gave and gave and gave.
This is a tender story, touched with sadness, aglow with consolation. Shel Silverstein has created a moving parable for readers of all ages that offers an affecting interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return.
|Author/Illustrator: 谢尔·希尔弗斯坦||Translated by: 傅惟慈|
|Publisher: 北京联合出版公司||Pages: 64||Type: Hardcover 精装|
Love the meaning behind this book. The pictures are cute and my 3 year old was engaged throughout the story. Not sure if he really understood the meaning but i’m sure we will revisit when he is older.