I have always loved Shel Silverstein but did not know of this book until last week — where the heck have I been? When visiting one of my daughters in class her teacher read this aloud and the kids were wild for it. Needless to say, I ran top speed to Amazon and got it the next day and we have been reading it for the past few nights. It’s a very simple story that appeals to all ages. In a nutshell The Missing Piece is the journey of a circle that is looking the world over to find the piece that will complete him — he meets some obstacles along the way and even eventually finds the perfect “missing piece” only to realize that he is actually better off being somewhat incomplete. Now if that isn’t a statement that applies to all of us — I don’t know what is….sigh.