i read this book to the kinders at my center today...and my eyes welled up with tears.
i mean, i've read this book many a time, and today it just got to me. it gets me every time, but usually not to the point of coming to tears in front of the kiddos. we had a discussion at the end and i asked why the tree was so happy if she had no branches, no apples, and no trunk? one girl said "because she loves him". i totally melted. i want to get a copy of this book for each of the kids and everyone i know.