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The Missing Piece

The Missing Piece

by Shel Silverstein Illustrated by Shel Silverstein

It was missing a piece.
And it was not happy.
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."

What it finds on its search for the missing piece is simply and touchingly told in this fable that gently probes the nature of quest and fulfillment.

Ages
6, 7, 5
Interest Level
Grades K - 2
Grade Level Equivalent
2.5
Lexile Measure
100L
DRA
18
Guided Reading
K
Publisher
HarperCollins Publishers
Number of Pages
112
Genre
Fable, Classics

About the Author and Illustrator

Shel Silverstein The many books of Shelby Silverstein are perennial favorites with children, who find his poems, and the cartoonish drawings that accompany them, deliriously funny.
Shel Silverstein The many books of Shelby Silverstein are perennial favorites with children, who find his poems, and the cartoonish drawings that accompany them, deliriously funny.

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