Archive: Thu Jun 2009

  1. Book review: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein

    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
    ISBN 0-06-025665-6
    Published by HarperCollins

    This is a beautifully illustrated book with simple line drawings and a thought provoking, moving story – ideal for philosophy.

    The questions children usually bring up revolve around the meaning of love, the purpose of giving and what happiness means. These are questions children throughout the school will ask.

    In fact, with it’s universal themes, this is a book that Dot and I often use very effectively when working with adults too.