But this book is not about dress-up. This book is about self-discovery, about acceptance, and, like most of the books I’m drawn to, about unconditional love.
It is a lovely book. It’s just not a book that I would keep. While the design is beautiful and it does spark imagination, there is just not much there there.
As a writer, he’s a wonderful illustrator. The story is the problem.
Yes, the kid in The Giving Tree is a total, unabashed snot. The tree, on the other hand, is accepting, loving and kind. To a fault.