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The Missing Piece Meets the Big O

"Whether simply a children’s book or an adult self-help book, this one is a gem! Adorable simplistic line drawings that make you wonder how an artist is able to create such an expressive characters out of basic circle shapes. Matched with a story that can be taken lightly or taken to heart. Really, this is the journey of a character becoming a "whole" person...independantly being able to "roll" by itself. It also hints that to be happy in a relationship you must be your own independantly happy person...you can’t rely on others to complete your deficiencies." - Amazon Review

Here is the full text of the book:

The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein

Alone waiting for someone to come along and take it somewhere

some fit but could not roll

others could roll but did not fit

one didn’t know a thing about fitting

another didn’t know one thing about anything

One was too delicate

One put it up on a pedestal and left it there

Some had too many pieces missing so I’m had too many pieces

more came some look too closely

Others rolled right by without noticing

It tried to make itself tracted

It didn’t help it tried being flashy but that just frightened away the shy ones

OK

At last one came along that fit just right

But all of a sudden the missing piece began to grow and grow

"Well I didn’t know you were going to grow"
"I didn’t either" said the missing piece

"I’m looking for my missing piece one that won’t increase"

"yeah"

And then one day one came along who different

"What do you want of me?" Asked the missing piece

"Nothing"
"What do you need for me"
"Nothing"
"Who are you?" ask the missing piece
"I am the big O" said the big O
"I think you’re the one I’ve been waiting for" said the
missing piece

"Maybe I’m you’re missing piece"
"But I’m not missing a piece" so the big O "there’s no place you would fit well that’s too bad the missing piece
"I was hoping that perhaps I could roll with you you cannot roll with me" said the big O
"But perhaps you can roll by yourself"
"By myself, missing piece cannot roll by itself"
"Have you ever tried?" asked the big O
"But I have sharp corners" said the missing piece
"I’m not shaped for rolling corners where all" said the Big O "and shapes change anyhow"

"Well I must say goodbye perhaps we will meet again and it rolled away"

The missing piece was alone again for a long time, it just set them then slowly lifted itself up on and locked oh then lift whole block, it began to move forward

And soon as I just began to wear off and its shape began to change and it was bumping instead of flopping and then it was bouncing instead of bumping and then it was rolling instead of bouncing and it didn’t know where and it did not care

it was

yeah

yeah

Here is another link on YouTube

Book information:
Reading age: 2+
Number of words: 458
Number of unique words: 162, Word list
Number of page: 104
Year: 1981
Links: Amazon, Wikipedia, YouTube, Goodreads, LibraryThing, Common Sense Media, Printables

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