Item description for The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein...
Overview A missing piece, looking for someone to carry it along, finally develops its own momentum.
The missing piece sat alonewaiting for someoneto come alongand take it somewhere....
The different ones it encounters--and what it discovers in its helplessness--are portrayed with simplicity and compassion in the words and drawings of Shel Silverstein.
Supports the Common Core State Standards
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 7.25" Height: 8.75" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 1981
ISBN 0060256575 ISBN13 9780060256579 UPC 046594014955
Availability 36 units. Availability accurate as of Mar 29, 2017 03:28.
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More About Shel Silverstein
Shel Silverstein is the author-artist of many beloved books of prose and poetry. He was a cartoonist, playwright, poet, performer, recording artist, and Grammy-winning, Oscar-nominated songwriter.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Missing Piece Meets the Big O?
Amazing book period. Mar 2, 2008
I absolutely love this book. It has such a great message, and I agree with a lot of the other reviewers that the message is wonderful for both kids and adults.
The illustrations are wonderfully simple, and I really like how there are few words per page. This book makes for a great read aloud book for pre-schoolers. I read this book recently in front of my class of 4 and 5-year-olds and they clapped at the triumphant ending of the book...they were so happy for the missing piece!
Shel Silverstein's representation of human relationships and the many "holes" that people often have is very astute. I think the subtleties of the different personalities might be over the head of children, but most adults will see just how spot on he is.
I really really can't celebrate this book enough.
A children's book that speaks to adults, too! Feb 17, 2008
This classic book was really written for children, but it has a powerful message for people of all ages!
The drawings are simple but effective, and the story is one that we all can relate to. The Missing Piece starts out alone and is looking for someone or something to complete it. By the end of the story, The Missing Piece realizes he doesn't need anyone to complete him. He is already complete.
This is a very quick read that can help build the confidence of a young child, and can help adults regain the confidence they may have lost somewhere along the way!
profound Apr 1, 2007
This was a gift to me after a divorce. The content is simple yet profound and I love to share it with my children in hopes that they too will know that relationships are at their healthiest when people are whole and complete, rather than half of a whole like a friendship necklace (to the chagrin of tweeners everywhere!) ;) I now share this with others who are going through relationship troubles or struggle with their self-worth.
Special Mar 18, 2007
A person who was one of the most influential in my life gave this to me as a gift. After reading the book, the gesture impacted me that much more. I buy this for anyone that means something to me. This type of book should be shared by all. Silverstein is a master who I still feel isn't talked about enough.
Don't forget 'The Missing Piece'!
Darling and meaningful! Feb 5, 2007
I LOVE this book. What a simple way of viewing the process of breakups and of finding meaningful relationships! Great for readers of all ages.