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Le Petit Bout Manquant Rencontre Le Grand O (The Missing Piece #2)

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Histoire d'un petit morceau qui cherche son tout. Sa rencontre avec le Grand O qui ne cherche rien donnera envie au petit bout manquant de tenter de rouler tout seul, lui aussi.
Published 2005 by MeMo (first published 1981)
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Jajabo Not that I know of. This is a book about romantic relationships. In fact, the best I've ever read. :-)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The missing piece meets the big o, Shel Silverstein, 1981
از «آشنایی قطعه گم شده با دایره بزرگ» پنج برگردان از این اثر به فارسی وجود دارد
عنوان: عنوان1: «آشنایی قطعه گمشده با دایره بزرگ»، نویسنده و تصویرگر: «شل سیلوراستاین»؛ برگردان: «زهرا عاشوری»؛ نشر: «تهران، اقاقی، چاپ نخست 1384، در 40 ص، مصور، شابک: 964-7850-03-4»، يادداشت: «برگردان فارسی همراه با متن انگلیسی»، گروه سنی: «ب، ج»، موضوع: داستانهای تخیلی
عنوان2: «آشنایی قطعه گم شده با دایره بزرگ»، نوشته: «شل سیلوراستاین»؛ برگردان: «رضی خدادادی (
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
می خواهم حرف بزنم، بخندم، آواز بخوانم، آسمونو، که هیچوقت ندیده ام تماشام کنم

اگر «به دنبال قطعه گمشده» در مورد آزادی مردهاست، عمو شل این یکی در مورد آزادی زنان نوشته است. در ادامه تکه ای از داستان کوتاه «ماما جاودو» از کتاب "رابطه باز زن و شوهری" رو هم می آورم که زندگی سنتی و خفت باری که به زنان تحمیل میشه رو زیر سوال می بره

میخواهم یه رازی رو براتون فاش کنم، پدر مقدس. عشق بی نظمیه، اینو فهمیده ام. عاشق شدن و عشق ورزیدن بدون اون همه تشریفات، بدون نامزدی، بدون جهاز و...فوق العاده است. خودتون یه دفع
May 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: children
If you learn how to appreciate and love yourself and if you make an effort to learn who you are, you will be able to do whatever you want to do and people will see who you really are.

But understand a few things: 1. Self pity is not attractive. 2. Being alone is not shameful. Being alone with your thoughts is one of the hardest things you will have to learn in life. 3. You cannot expect from other people to fill your empty holes. 4. Don't be a human parasite ivy or a mistletoe. 5. Be prepared to
Oct 24, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the best book for those trying to find someone to "Complete Them." This book will show you that there's no such thing! It totally changed the way that I saw looking for the love of my life. In fact after reading this book I found my husband 2 months later! Read it and you too may find that special someone to "Roll" with. Guaranteed! Or you money back.
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really love this book and its message. It's so good.
Scarlet Cameo
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone!!!!!

English review at the bottom

"- I didn't know you were going to grow
- I didn't know either"

¿Cómo es que una historia tan pequeña puede tener tanta sabiduría?

"The missing piece" nos habla acerca de las relaciones (amistades, pero principalmente amorosas) y ante todo trata de independencia y autoestima (no como concepto, sino como actitud) y de cómo estar faltos de ambas cosas puede lastimarnos. De como la desesperación puede hacer que las cosas sean más dificil y de como, muchas veces, podemos
Jan 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Even if I had been actively searching for metaphors to describe how I needed to start living my life, in the summer of 2007 when I first read this book, I could not have jumped up and down any more excitedly or cried any more profusely over this strangely moving epic tale of geometrical shapes, masquerading as a children's story. I actually cried probably the first ten times I read it. Then I started doing something I have never done with another book: buying it and giving it to everyone who did ...more
Amir Mojiry
Nov 04, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: story
دو سه تا از کتاب های شل سیلور استاین (عمو شلبی عزیز) هستند که می توان گفت یک دوره انسان شناسی اند! باید تدریس این کتاب ها در دبستان ها اجباری شود. باور کنید! در کنار سرگذشت لافکادیو و به دنبال قطعه گمشده این یکی کتاب را هم بگذارید تا سه گانه ی انسان شناسی عمو شلبی را تشکیل دهیم.
مطمئنن خواندن این کتاب به درد همه ی سن ها می خورد. کتابی که در عین سادگی و پر از نقاشی های کودکانه بودنش، حتا می توان مفهوم های عمیق فلسفی و عرفانی از آن استخراج کرد.
قبلن این کتاب را در قالب یک کلیپ فلش دیده بودم. آن را ا
Sep 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Amazing little story about love and life. it's a picture story you can finish in five minutes but it will stay with you forever. must read for everyone.

The missing piece sat alone...

waiting for someone
to come along
and take it somewhere.
Pouria Roshani
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Eirini D
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Αυτό το φαινομενικά απλό βιβλιαράκι, τόσο σε κείμενο όσο και εικονογράφηση, ήταν ό,τι καλύτερο έχω διαβάσει σε θέματα που αφορούν αυτογνωσία και σχέσεις με τους άλλους, σε σχέση με άλλα βαρύγδουπα και πολυσέλιδα βιβλία. Τόσο απλή μα και τόσο παραστατική η ιστορία που περιγράφει, που δεν ξεχνιέται εύκολα. Ένα ''μάθημα'' συναισθηματικής νοημοσύνης. Το συνιστώ ανεπιφύλακτα σε όλους, μικρούς και μεγάλους!
Nov 25, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was reintroduced to this book in the summer of 1996 when I had to take a Psychology 101 class at Mount SAC (San Antonio College) in Walnut, to get some advanced college credit. Our professor went thru this book and compared it to the process of relationships and I never looked at it the same again. Good children's book in that sense or just a simple way to look at relationships.
Feb 21, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
While it wasn't quite the epic The Missing Piece, The Big O is nevertheless a great, thought-provoking sequel. Once again, we have what is ostensibly a children's book about sentient shapes, but is in actuality a story of human relationships.

Correctly or not, I imagined "the missing piece" to be female. After being dropped in the previous story, the piece sits around waiting to be picked up and made whole again. However, all of the shapes who roll by just aren't right. Women will no doubt laugh
What can I say about this? Genius.

“How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.” - Alexandre Dumas

Case in point.

True love does not complete us. It does not fit perfectly like two puzzle pieces. It holds us up, we grow together, we love, we make each other stronger, better, more loving individuals. We are equals. We become a "we" that love fully.

Jun 14, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: childrens-ya
I suppose you could read this with a feminist eye, but I just enjoy the pictures and the story. I was touched by the transformation of the Missing Piece from a dependent personality searching for its exact complement to an independent piece that can (eventually) roll alongside its lifelong friend.
Jun 21, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: preschool-lit
Nothing special, but fine. I prefer "The Missing Piece".
Dimitris Hall
Some books just meet your life like passing comets. You can't possibly predict their coming or the respective impact they're going to have on you, but there they go, shooting across the night-sky of your life. Spectacularly... It's almost as if they become so important for you precisely because they come out of nowhere.

It was the same with this little book. It was a nice day in Kerkyra a few weeks ago. Me and a couple of newly-met friends wanted to go somewhere for a "coffee" (raki with honey as
Jordan Davidson
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english-355
The Missing Piece Meets the Big O
Shel Silverstein
HarperCollins Publishers, 1981

Summary: The titular “missing piece,” a triangular wedge rendered in black-and-white drawings, is searching for something it can fit into and travel with. The piece tries to attract the attention of others in many ways, such as by making a spectacle of itself and by trying to make itself look more attractive to passerby. It eventually finds an almost-whole that it thinks it can fit into, but eventually it grows and su
Jan 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love that book!!! It's amazing how can an author using only two very simple shapes such us this of the triangle and the circle describe the human relationships. When i saw the cover of this book i thought it was just a comic to past time but when i read it i was so pleased to discover that the story had a very deep meaning. Everyone should and can read this book since it's a very short story and it can teach you a lot!
Sara Kamjou
یکی از بهترین کتابهای تمام عمر...
اینقدر موقع خوندنش لبخند بودم که هنوز لذت خوندنشو احساس میکنم!
در مورد کتابایی که خیلی از خوندنشون لذت میبرم دوست ندارم زیاد حرف بزنم و تحلیلش کنم.
فقط میتونم بگم فوقالعاده بود!
Javad Khodadadi
Jul 29, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
دنبال قطعه گمشده می گشتم تا کاری رو که نمیتونم برام انجام بده
اما نمیدونستم این کار رو خودم هم می تونم انجام بدم
می تونم خودمو تغییر بدم
A gentle reminder that the best relationships don’t complete us but let us grow and become more fully ourselves.
Hana b
و چه ساده به داشته هایمان قانع نیستیم ....
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love this book and its message. I'm surprised this is the first time it crossed my path!
I don't remember reading this book as a child - or ever - and am very glad I had to read it for my Child Lit class. Shel Silverstein is genius to tell such a profound truth with such simple text and rudimentary illustrations. If you need to be reminded that the power to change and become better can only be found deep within you... then you should pick up this book!
Amanda Baird
This metaphorical poem is about a triangular part of a circle that cannot find its matching part. While it tries many things to improve itself, it is not until a complete circle (the “Big O”) comes along and teaches it how to be its own whole is it able to feel complete and happy. Whether having experience with platonic, familial, or romantic relationships, all students will instantly be able to relate to the message set forth by this work. It promotes the idea of self-love and the ability to be ...more
~~Poulomi Sylphrena Tonk$~~
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to ~~Poulomi Sylphrena Tonk$~~ by: Utkarsh
My childish love for children's genre just grows and grows.

This is a sweet, little read that metaphorically addresses the concept of searching answers inside ourselves, often overlooked as we depend on the world outside.

It talks of self-dependence and life by means of a missing piece that learns to move ahead on its own, just after it meets the Big O.

Recommended to all. Thanks to Utkarsh for this delightful little read. :)
Feb 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

It was recently given to me as a gift. My job is to talk about relationships all day. One woman I met said I should have this and use it when I talk about relationships. I haven't read a book that has made me smile this easily. It's hard to explain, so just read it. It will take 5 minutes.
Irena Freitas
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Aug 02, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: to everyone
Shelves: kids
Shel Silverstein is a HUGE passion of mine.
As a little girl huddled with his books around me, memorizing stories and poems. Luckily for me, my son adores Shel, and every bed time includes some of his work.
The Missing Piece Meets Big O is Elliott's personal favorite and is high on my list too!
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Shel Silverstein was 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.
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“I was hoping that perhaps I could roll with you..."
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