by Shel Silverstein
Sure, we've probably all read this book, but I love it. I used to love it because I believed it taught about the importance of being environmentally responsible. If we keep taking from the environment, all that we're eventually left with is a stump.
Now that I'm a mother, it offers me a whole new story, one that makes me cry through -pretty much- the whole book as I read it to my kids. Just enjoy letting your kids see that books are meant to evoke emotion. It isn't a good book unless it makes you feel something.
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