The Missing Piece Meets the Big O

The Missing Piece Meets the Big O

by Shel Silverstein

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Overview

The missing piece sat alone
waiting for someone
to come along
and 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060256579
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/24/2006
Pages: 104
Sales rank: 46,369
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

Shel Silverstein 's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, as well as classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.


Shel Silverstein 's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, as well as classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit.

Date of Birth:

September 25, 1930

Date of Death:

May 10, 1999

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois

Place of Death:

Key West, Florida

Education:

Chicago School of Fine Arts; University of Illinois (no degree)

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Missing Piece Meets the Big O 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just discovered this book at age 47 and it is perfect for me...and my children ages 11, 15, and 19! It is truly what I am trying to teach each of us...to love one's self is the start to loving others! The acceptance of one's self...acceptance of others. To explore and live life is just the beginning of a wonderful future!
Sean191 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Silverstein was just a true talent. Simple illustrations work so well for a simple, but thoughtful story.
crystalr on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
THe missing piece is looking for someone who is missing a missing piece. He meets many on his journey but cannot find the right one. He one day meets someone who tells him that he can be his own piece that isnt missing and he can role like the rest. so he tries and finally achieves what hes been looking for this whole time.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I gave this book to my 24 year old brother, my 3 year old nephew and my 9 month old niece for Christmas. I'm 20 and I also bought this for myself. Shel Silverstein is one of my personal favorite childrens book authors. I consider this book to be one that everyone should own, or at least every child, because of the valuable lesson it teaches.
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Karl_in_Coatesville More than 1 year ago
This...THIS...will be the gift I give to everyone in my life - children and graduates alike! Wonderful story.
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simple book for my little nieces..
1942 More than 1 year ago
this was the follow up book for the big O my grandson had a wonderful time reading it he is 7 very easy to understand and read
Guest More than 1 year ago
I received this book as a gift and now I give it as a gift.... The truth about relationships for all ages: depending on your age you'll see a different message about internal growth. Very inspiring book! A must-have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The story of the Missing Piece is both timeless and ageless. All readers quickly identify with truisms reflected in all possible categories of relationships. Just as many readers take away the timeless message of courage, self-development, and preparation for the Big O
Guest More than 1 year ago
A friend of mine read this to me at a party, not a perfect atmosphere, but was a great story. I sent this to a very good friend of mine in college and she said that is was perfect for her. I might get one for myslef.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A MUST BUY! I only recently read this for the first time, and am so impressed with it's style, art and beautifully simple story that I am compelled to tell everyone about it.
CandleAshes More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books ever. Great for people of all ages, young and old. Shel Silverstein is a great writer and this is one of his best books. Makes a wonderful gift for a loved one.