Top positive review
A wonderful book for Kids and Adults Alike - A MUST READ!
Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2016
Gosh - I forgot how much I love this book.... I was cleaning my book shelf today and in rearranging my books started looking at my Shel Silverstein collection (I own many of his books).... I picked this one up and started reading it to my husband reminiscing how I used to read and sing this book to our kids when they were small - brought tears to my eyes.
If you consider the story, it is so simple and easy, but it is full of layered meaning and wonderful lessons for both small children and adults alike to consider. My biggest take away from this story is to remember to slow down to enjoy the little things in life - don't run so fast that you let the small joys pass you by. Also, I think it has great meaning behind friendships - not all friends (or "pieces") fit the same way so you have to know how to choose and when to let go of unhealthy relationships.
Shel Silverstein was a brilliant author and his stories are just magnificent. I love his books and highly recommend them for everyone. They have wonderful teachable moments and lots of reading enjoyment within.