The Giving Tree
Read It and Sleep returns for November with Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree!”
The Giving Tree, a story of unforgettable perception, beautifully written and illustrated by the gifted and versatile Shel Silverstein, has been a classic favorite for generations.
Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein’s poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another’s capacity to love in return.
Shel Silverstein’s incomparable career as a bestselling children’s book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don’t Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.
Join us as we welcome a special guest reader from Hartford Public Library, and enjoy free snacks and a fun art activity. As always, the first 15 families in attendence go home with a free copy of the featured book.
Read It and Sleep takes place November 17 at 7 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.