Title: The Giving Tree
Author: Shel Silverstein
Characters: The tree and a boy
Setting: A forest
Plot: There was a fruit tree that stood in the forest. It had befriended a boy in the nearby village. One day the boy asked the tree if he could have some of its fruits. The tree wanted to please the boy so it shook some of its delicious fruits to the ground.
The boy was now a young man. He asked the tree for some branches to make a house. After a few days, he asked the tree for its trunk to make a boat. The tree was now a stump. The man sailed far and returned after many years. When he came back he was an old man. The tree saw that he was tired and offered its stump for the old man to sit on.
The old man agreed and rested on it.
The story was short, but very descriptive.
Pictures of the story flashed into my mind when it was being read.
I loved the story because the tree was kind and generous even when it was left only with a stump. I would recommend this book to other kids.
Grade 3 B