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The Giving TreeOnce there was a treeand she loved a little boySo begins a story of unforgettable perception beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel SilversteinEvery day the boy would come to the tree to e HEY KIDS AND SHEL SILVERSTEIN FANS COME OVER HERE AND READ THISOkay this some motherfuckin' fucked up shit right here The Giving Tree is the straight up wack story of how this selfish little ass faced prick kicks it with this full on saintly tree Ever'thin' fine for a while y'all with the lil' prick all gettin' up in there an' sayin' to the tree Yeah you know you mah bitch but then all of a sudden this jumped up prick go through puberty get his chia on or some such shit and so he's off screwin' the skank ass bitches on the block all damn day and can't spare one motherfuckin' minute for this poor old tree who waitin' for him and lookin' all motherfuckin' sad an' droopy an' shit So this little punk ass bitch come up on the tree this is a motherfuckin' tree hear? and ask her 'cuz she a sexy ass lady tree fo' some g's Well the tree is all like I ain't got no cash bitch What part o' me say ATM on it? Mmm hmmm I thought so And she shoulda held up there but no this tree gets all fuckin' benevolent and be like Well I got mad apples you can go hustle on the streets So this ass faced prick just like boosts all these goddamn apples an' leaves this tree with like its weave all out an' shit So next after workin' the streets wit his crew little bitch boy come back lookin' all older an' jacked up and ask the motherfuckin' tree for a goddamn crib So the tree like Hol' up Do you even fuckin' see Coldwell Banker all up an' down in here? I think not But then being all kindly an' shit the tree is like But I got mad branches And what? She motherfuckin' takes it up back again fo' this fool Later another goddamn time punk ass bitch come back lookin' all old an' saggy and wack now and he like Bitch what you got fo' me now? Awww hell naw tree says but then she start gettin' all soft an' shit again an' say Why don' you cut down my trunk or some such shit and go 'head and whittle a pimped out yacht full on Hamptons style? He like Yeah I thought so bitch And then guess the fuck what? little shriveled up played out mack come on back wit his ass all hemorrhoided up an' shit He look straight up nasty and old Tree is like I know you ain't come t'ask me All's I got is a motherfuckin' stump you ass faced motherfucker How you gon' come back at me like that? This punk ass bitch is all drooling and jacked up and just wanna sit the hell down What do the motherfuckin' tree do? She say Hell no You motherfuckin' fucked up fucker get yo' motherfuckin' ass face out o' here fo' I cut you up good give you some stank ass mad tree fungus motherfucker The motherfuckin' end motherfuckers Okay so that's not really the way The Giving Tree ends but maybe it's the way it should Some time ago my ex girlfriend and afterward long time co dependent friend gave me The Giving Tree as part of my birthday gift I loved it but I hated it too because I felt so bad for the tree who is endlessly shat upon by this worthless Boy as he is always known regardless of age; I longed to console the tree and maybe a little to condemn this book as yet another emotionally scarring children's entertainment in the manner of Old Yeller Don't give me any shit about learning valuable lessons The only lesson I learned was that human beings are nothing but steaming piles of corn freckled feces and that I wanted to found a not for profit shelter for unloved trees and rabid dogs and any other nonhuman thing living or not which was either unwanted or despised Having said all this and although I don't approve of the treatment of the giving tree this book is very moving and very delicate The delicacy is somewhat counteracted when the reader turns over the book and sees the author photograph of a thoroughly evil looking Shel Silverstein He looks like the sort of person who would burn down whole forests of rare giving trees just for kicks Picture Othello just before he strangles Desdemona If you and yes I'm talking to you personally are not moved by the plight of the tree after reading this book then perhaps it's time to go an' check yo'self are you the givin' tree or are you the motherfuckin' takin' tree? Or are you the sneak out in the middle of the night an' steal all my shit tree?

Shel Silverstein ñ The Giving Tree TEXT

S 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 retu This book review is now available on my blog at

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READER Ë DOC The Giving Tree ↠ 9780060256654 å SHEL SILVERSTEIN å ❰EPUB❯ ✻ The Giving Tree Author Shel Silverstein – Once there was a treeand she loved a little boySo begins a story of unforgettable perception beautifully written and illustratAt her apples swing from her branches or slide down her trunkand the tree was happy But as the boy grew older he began to want from the tree and the tree gave and gave and gaveThis is a tender story touched with sadnes Scrolling down it seems several reviewers resent this book's apparently heavy handed message about selfishnessselflessness I can totally understand why they find it upsetting or sappy Overbearing even But I don't agreeSome fascinating theories have been put forth about The Giving Tree It's deceptively simple on its surface yes But if this were truly just some hard and fast hippie dippy morality tale would its two main characters living natural tree growing human boy and their relationship have weathered such extensive interpretation over the years?Professor Timothy Jackson from Stanford University found on Wiki Is this a sad tale? Well it is sad in the same way that life is sad We are all needy and if we are lucky and any good we grow old using others and getting used up Our finitude is not something to be regretted or despised however; it is what makes giving and receiving possible The you blame the boy the you have to fault human existence The you blame the tree the you have to fault the very idea of parenting Should the tree's giving be contingent on the boy's gratitude? If it were if fathers and mothers waited on reciprocity before caring for their young then we would all be doomedAn admirable assessment from a theologian although as a wee grub my perception was different My own folks secular humanist scientists who taught me a recycle reduce reuse mantra at around age four introduced me to The Giving Tree around the same time we started reading The Lorax Another seminal doozy Perhaps due to their influence on my early development I came away from both books with a lot of very heavy persistent uestions concerning humanity's careless attitude towards ye olde Mother Earth Without uestion we're a species that generally takes and takes from the environment thanklessly and thoughtlessly Sadly this seems to be a trend that will continue until both we and the earth's resources are completely exhausted That is unless we can all somehow convince ourselves AND our kids to turn it aroundEver notice that throughout the course of the tale the little boy just wants things from the tree? Only at the very end of his life does he actually need something from her a place to rest for a moment to be at peace Anyhoo Aspects of human behavior introduced to me in this book continue to flummox and obsess me in adulthood Rereading it now only reinforces my lifelong desire to give something back to our weary but still beautiful mother earth who seems to have no choice but to submit to our endless takingSilverstein fable is empathetic and open ended At its core it reflects humanity's short sighted often lifelong inability to distinguish want from need but it does not damn us for it