The Giving Tree has always been one of my very favorite books. I have a copy from when I was a little girl and have just recently pulled it out so Munchkin can experience the joy of this book. It has always represented unconditional love to me. The tree gives everything for the boy and still loves him no matter what. Even when she is not happy she still loves him. It is kind of a God parallel book for me.
The other day as Munchkin was reading the book to Bobby he pointed out how depressing it was because the boy was so selfish. But, isn't that how we all are sometimes? I am glad that no matter how selfish I am sometimes that God still loves me.
What do you think? When you read the Giving Tree are you warm and fuzzy because of the unconditional love aspect. Or, are you disturbed because of how selfish the boy is?