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The Missing Piece

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.

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Comments (4)

Courtney in London
February 25, 2011

I am also a huge fan of Shel Silverstein — I remember I had memorized nearly every poem in his ‘A Light in the Attic’ book.
And yet… like you… I have never heard of this book! I’m heading straight away to Amazon…

February 25, 2011

On top of our list for our next trip to the bookstore! I hope I don’t too emo reading this one like The Giving Tree. I can barely finish reading that one to my kiddo. : ) My voice cracks up in the end… lol.

February 25, 2011

We learned of it this year when my son’s Junior Kindergarten class did a section on poetry focusing on Shel Silverstein. It is a great book.

February 28, 2011

Thanks for bringing this to my attention! I didn’t know this existed either and we are big Shel Silverstein fans! I am off to by it at once!

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