Pezzettino – Leo Lionni

Pezzettino (little piece) believes he is too small and must be a part of something which is bigger.  He looks everywhere and asks all his friends if he is a part of them.  They believe they are whole and tell him so.  Finally, Pezzettino asks the wise-one how he can find out if he is someone’s little piece.  The wise-one sends him to the Island of Wham to find out.  While at the desolate Island of Wham, Pezzettino breaks into smaller pieces.  He suddenly discovers he is like the others, he has small pieces and is himself whole.  He returns happily to his home.
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Rating ✓ #1 (Highly Recommended) #2 #3 #4 (Not acceptable)

Interest Level: 1-3 Reading Level: 2

Curriculum Area: Language Arts

Themes/Topics: learning about ourselves, identity, self, discovery

This book would be suitable for ✓ Lit Circles ✓ Kit Materials

✓ Read-Aloud (Gr.) 1-3

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