Book Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Publisher: New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, 1976.
An attractive copy in Near Fine condition in alike, price-clipped dustjacket with small closed tears. This copy is signed by author Shel Silverstein on the half-title page. Minor rubbing to boards.
"It was missing a piece. And it was not happy." So begins this fable of quest and fulfillment with its sparse line illustrations to supplement the text. Singing nonsense rhymes it travels far and wide searching for its missing piece. Sadly, when it finds its missing piece and can roll very fast it discovers that life at a fast pace does not have time for pleasurable things like talking with friends, entertaining a butterfly, and singing a happy song. In fact, when it was complete it could not sing at all, so it set the piece down gently and slowly rolled away.