Pezzettino by Leo Lionni / ISBN 9780394831565 / 40-page hardcover, about 9 x 11 inches, from Knopf Books for Young Readers
A classic fable about the search for identity, from Caldecott Honor winning picture book creator Leo Lionni.
Pezzettino lives in a world in which everyone is big and does daring and wonderful things. But he is small, just a “little piece,” which is the meaning of pezzettino in Italian. “I must be a piece of somebody. I must belong to someone else,” he thinks. How Pezzettino learns that he belongs to no one but himself is the joyous and satisfying conclusion to this beautiful mosaic style picture book.