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The Taking Tree

Written by Shrill Travesty and illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins
1234567
1.25
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Goodreads Rating - 4.0 / 5.0
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Target Age
48
Pages
Picture
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What's The Taking Tree About

Publisher Summary

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

Categories:
parody
Themes:
silly
trees

Trusted Reviews & Ratings

Mom of Boys
Three little boys who love books about dragons, whangdoodles and magic.
Mom of Boys's Rating
1234567
1.25
Readerly Mom
Bay Area mother of two, world traveler, book lover, picky reader
Readerly Mom's Rating
1234567
1.25

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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Who Wrote The Taking Tree

author
Shrill Travesty

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Who Illustrated The Taking Tree

illustrator
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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Book Details

ISBN 10:
1442407638
ISBN 13:
9781442407633
Publication Date:
October 19, 2010