Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades K - 3Grades K - 4n/a3.2563

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.

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Hardcover, 112 pages
Published on January 24, 2006 by Harper & Row
ISBN-10: 0060256710
ISBN-13: 9780060256715
1 Book Review
  • robinpowers
    Robin Powersalmost 9 years55 stars
    This is another story that is a wonderful read aloud for all ages. This story gently shows us all that sometimes the things we wish for are not really the things that will bring us joy or happiness, and that finding the blessing in what you already have is worth taking the time to do. Shel Silverstein's simple line drawings are really funny as he shows the main character "It" off in search of its missing piece.