The Missing Piece
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  • The Missing Piece
  • The Missing Piece
ISBN: 0060256710
EAN13: 9780060256715
Language: English
Release Date: Jan 24, 2006
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 0.67" H x 9.06" L x 7.72" W
Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

From Shel Silverstein, the celebrated author of The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends, comes The Missing Piece, a charming fable that gently probes the nature of quest and fulfillment.

It was missing a piece. And it was not happy. What it finds on its search for the missing piece is simply and touchingly told. This inventive and heartwarming book can be read on many levels, and Silverstein's iconic drawings and humor are sure to delight fans of all ages.

So it set off in search
of its missing piece.
And as it rolled
it sang this song--
Oh I'm lookin' for my missin' piece
I'm lookin' for my missin' piece
Hi-dee-ho, here I go,
Lookin' for my missin' piece.

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   We've all felt like something was missing.
My son absolutely loves the book. When he was two years old, he had already memorized parts of the book. It's a very sweet, simple tale about a character who feels like there's something missing in his life and spends his time looking for the perfect piece to complete him. Beautiful lessons, said Dr. Julie Gerberding of the National Institutes of Health.
   Love love love this book!
This is one of two books by Shel Silverstein that I deem to be one of the best self-help books I have ever read. It so clearly and magically shows the relationship of self and others, how it is to become dependent, how it is to become a part of the community. You have to get both books to really get a clearer picture, but either on their own are fabulous. Great for kids to learn about happiness in relationships.
   I came to know this author through my new daughter-in-law ...
I met her through my new daughter-in-law. This is a book that will have little or no children clamoring for more.
   so deep
As a parent, I find it more relatable. Four-year-old Sophia thinks it's boring. I am delighted that Silverstein's stories will be added to my little library.
   For an depressed adult looking for answers
This book was by far the easiest and most basic way to explain why you are going through what you are going through personally. Now you can see how much you were looking through your phone screen, you forgot those other things that kept you satisfied while searching. I handed a girl... I gave her a kiss and she ran away, Mr. Cowger said. It was such a great read, and she ended up keeping the book with a totally different outlook and attitude, even if it lasted only a few weeks. It's just that I would recommend it to an adult or teenager. It may fly over their heads, but it's still not that bad. Get the latest breaking news and weather in your inbox. This is just too important a piece of technology to be lost, Sosa said. In a generous gesture of uncharacteristic compassion, McCartney invited the boy to his hotel room for a book-signing.
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   Valuable food for thought with this little book
I keep this book out so I can remind myself of the message and not get side tracked by what I think I want, Blair said. The other message I got from this book is that if you want what you want, you might get it. However, when you do get what you've been wanting, the thing may not solve all your issues and may even make you truly happy.
   Rather depressing
I enjoyed Silverstein's books as a kid and into young adulthood, but had never heard of this one. I bought this book to read to my kids. While it may be understood as encouraging self reliance or loving yourself, it reads more like an allegory for divorce. So a fifty year old divorcée might find comfort or amusement in this, but it's not exactly something I recommend for children.
   This book is amazing. This was introduced to my daughter (6 yo) ...
The book is amazing, said Sara Fields, director of university relations. This was introduced to me by her school counselor as a way to help make heads and tails of my divorce from her dad because he's not in the picture anymore. She really enjoyed reading this book, and it's helping her to understand that even though he is not around anymore, she can still have a happy and fulfilled life, she said. It's great to have this book out there for any child of parents who are going through a divorce or any child with an absent parent.
   What is living about?
Living is simply not supposed to look for completion because we know we will always have the feeling that something is missing. 0 1062212 0 562218 The book shows us that living is simply not supposed to look for completion because we know we will always have the feeling that something is missing.