Author/Illustrator: Shel Silverstein
Publisher: Harper & Row Publishing
Ages: All Ages
"Once there was a tree and she loved a little boy."
Synopsis: A deeply touching story of one big tree, one little boy, and the magic that can happen when love is freely given.
Why I liked it: Over the years I have quite literally read thousands of books but NONE have touched my spirit like this one. Every time I read it (and I've read it hundreds of times over the years) tears well up as I can feel the love the tree has for the little boy. It is such a beautiful story of what its like to be unconditionally loved.