The Giving Tree: A Dark Sequel by Matt Darst | Mar 14, 2017 | Uncategorized | 3 comments Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree” is deeply divisive. Some love it. I hate it, especially the “take, take, take” message. Here’s how I’d like to have seen it end. 3 Comments Will on September 14, 2017 at 11:53 pm Excellent! I have speculated on this end, but in my mind the tree sent up a new shoot with the nourishment from the man. Having the new generation clamoring for more boys is even better. Reply Matt Darst on September 15, 2017 at 4:14 pm Thanks, Will! I just wish my doodling did Mr. Silverstein’s story justice. Reply Martha on December 4, 2017 at 8:02 pm Thank you for the much needed end to this children’s book. A title I’ve considered for the original is, the greedy boy and a tree. Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.