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The Taking Tree

Written by Shrill Travesty & illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins
1.25 / 7.0
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What's The Taking Tree About

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A parody in the style of Where the Mild Things Are features a disgruntled tree that is fed up with a boy who cuts off her branches to build a house which he subsequently burns down for the insurance money.

What Kind of Book is The Taking Tree

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Mom of Boys
Mom of three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
1.25 / 7.0
Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
1.25 / 7.0

This is a parody of The Giving Tree meant for adults, not kids. I guess it’s a funny enough idea, if you’re into that kind of humor, but it’s not something I’d want my kids reading.

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Book Topics › silly
Children's Books About Silly
Book Topics › parody
Children's Books About Parody
Book Topics › fiction
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Who Wrote The Taking Tree

Who Illustrated The Taking Tree

Lucy Ruth Cummins

Lucy Ruth Cummins is an author, an illustrator, and an art director of children’s books. Her debut picture book, A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment of Animals, was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award, an Irma Black Honor Book, and an ALA Notable Book. She is also the illustrator of This Is Not a Valentine, written by Carter Higgens. She lives with her husband and son in Brooklyn, New York. Her favorite food is the french fry.

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