The Missing Piece Meets the Big O

The Missing Piece Meets the Big O

Book - 1981
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From Shel Silverstein, the celebrated author of The Giving Tree and Where the Sidewalk Ends, comes The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, sure to delight fans of all ages with Silverstein's iconic drawings and humor.

This companion tale to The Missing Piece is an inventive and heartwarming book where the missing piece is in search of its perfect match.

The missing piece sat alone...waiting for someone to come along and take it somewhere. All it wants is to roll along with its perfect match, but some are too small, others too big, and some fit yet don't roll. The missing piece feels sad and lonely until it meets the Big O, and learns that all it ever needed was a little encouragement and determination to fulfill its dreams.

And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!

Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, c1981
Edition: 1st ed. --
ISBN: 9780060256586
Branch Call Number: JP Silve
Characteristics: [98] p. : ill. ; 22 cm


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RowanReviews Jan 30, 2015

I liked the missing piece meets the big O very much. It was a little like the missing piece but instead of "it" having an adventure the missing piece was having one. I thought it was about changes. See ya!
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Aug 07, 2013

This sweet and simple children's story is classic Silverstein. It's a great lesson in living a fulfilling life without the need for someone else to complete you or help you become yourself. In an age of romance, where we often see themes that reinforce the concept of being incomplete without your soulmate, it's refreshing to see such a simple and empowering truth in a children's story.

DaytonMuse Sep 12, 2012

I was surprised how much my three-year-old liked this one, despite the simplicity of the line drawing illustrations. She enjoyed the story, requesting it quite a few times, but it wasn't her favorite in this round of borrowed items. I don't think she got the "lesson" of the story because that's a little beyond her comprehension at this age. I enjoyed it, though, and thought it was a good reminder for me.

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