There’s this tree that loves a boy. They play hide-and-go-seek together. They play king-of-the-forest. The way they make a crown is they gather up some leaves and make them into one.
The boy kept getting older and older and he wanted stuff the tree didn’t have. First, he wanted some money, but the tree didn’t have any money so he had to get some apples and sell them in the city.
Then he wanted a house so he had to take the branches off and build them into a house.
Next he wanted a boat to sail away. But the tree didn’t have a boat so he had to cut the trunk off the tree and make a boat.
Then all he wanted was a quiet place to rest so he sat on the stump of the tree.
First I read it to my Daddy, but if I got stuck he helped me. Then Daddy read the rest to me.
I liked that it got happy and sad. I liked spending time with Daddy while we did it.