*Marlie’s Pick*

Shel Silverstein’s classic is a simple yet incredibly touching tale. This has been my favorite story since childhood and continues to be so today.  It constantly amazes me that Silverstein can use so few words and simple black line drawings to provoke so many emotions - I cry every single time I read this book!  This classic is all about the ‘gift of giving‘ - how truly content it makes the tree to see the boy happy.  Reading The Giving Tree is like the joy it brings to watch someone open the perfect Christmas gift! (and the beauty is you don’t have to wait until December!)

So, what do you think?