Pieces of Eight is a book for children and young adults by Tania Dolinschek. The illustration and design was quite a challenge as the book is three stories in one. It starts with a story about a shipwrecked pirate captain and her 2 parrots (one negative and one positive). The story then leads into the real story of Tania and her experiences sailing around the world. Tania then explores the metaphor of the noisy parrots to teach children to listen to their positive inner voice.