One of my top five elementary books as a child and as an adult. This incredible book symbolizes caring, sharing, and giving. It is centered around personification as the tree is seen with human characteristics. The beginning of the book the tree is happy to give and show love to the boy. At the end of the book the tree is still happy to help the old man in any way she could even with nothing else left but a stump. This is a great book for whole class read or even choral reading. This book will get your students excited during the Thanksgiving season as they tell what they are thankful for.