Book cover for The Giving Tree by Shel SilversteinThis project provides files for creating tactile enhancements for the classic picture book, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. This story provides a central element, the tree, that gradually loses its parts (apples, branches, trunk) as it gives them to the boy.


Project Resources

Illustration of 3D model of tree partsTactile guidelines for interpreting this picture book.


3D model of tree in separate partsThis version was designed by the Build a Better Book Team, 2018. Download Giving_Tree_BBB2018 files for printing 3D models.


3D Model of tree with removable partsThis prototype of a tree with removable parts was designed by a middle school student in a summer camp.