The Missing Piece by Shel SilversteinThe Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein

The Missing Piece

byShel SilversteinIllustratorShel Silverstein

Hardcover | January 24, 2006

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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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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.
Title:The Missing PieceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:112 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.63 inPublished:January 24, 2006Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0060256710

ISBN - 13:9780060256715

Appropriate for ages: 3 - 5


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read story book for child but thoughtful book for adults
Date published: 2017-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from my favourite this poem got me hooked on poetry at a young age! love shel!
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Missing Piece I get a kick out of this every time I read it
Date published: 2017-06-17

From Our Editors

Parents and kids the world over get a kick out of the quirky characters and engaging, simple plotlines of award-winning author Shel Silverstein. In The Missing Piece, a circle embarks on a special journey to find a something that has gone missing.