In my contest application video, I allude to a book that I read to my daughter. For those interested, this book is The Missing Piece, by Shel Silverstein. One surprising aspect of becoming a parent is how much I enjoy some of the children’s books out there. Shel Silverstein is among my favourite children’s author and poet. He point of view appeals to the youngest of audience but his stories and poems would resonate with any of us in the more mature crowd. If he is a new name to you, I would also recommend The Giving Tree and the Missing Piece sequel, The Missing Piece and the Big O.