Staake, Bob, 1957- (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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An exploration of the universal themes of loneliness, bullying, and friendship traces the poignant journey of a bluebird who makes the acquaintance of a young boy and ultimately risks his life to save the boy from harm.
Authors: Staake, Bob, 1957-
Statement of Responsibility: Bob Staake
Title: Bluebird
Publisher: New York :, Schwartz & Wade Books,, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,col. ill. ;,25 x 29 cm.
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Report This Dec 23, 2013
  • JCLTriciaS rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wordless pictures books rarely disappoint and this is no exception. There is a great intrigue and interest as your eye adjusts to the angles/shapes that combine to make this story. the early pages are not without color and when true color (purple) is introduced your experience may be that this is the greatest purple you have seen in awhile, a deep, rich stunning purple. The development of friendship is quite deep and natural, a path every young person could see and believe, as they have likely experienced a similar easy, effortless & deep friendship themselves.

Report This Nov 18, 2013
  • courtws rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

No-text picture book. I was thinking early in the book that it really could use some text, then when the bullies attack the bird and other colored birds come to the boy... well, tears were rolling down my face. Very powerfully illustrated without a single word at all. Only non-word book I can say that about.

In this poignant, visually striking picture book, a small bluebird makes friends with a lonely little boy. The bird coaxes the boy to come out of his shell, and together they explore the city and play in the park. But their day together is interrupted by a frightening encounter with bullies, leading to a heartbreaking but ultimately hopeful ending. The powerful illustrations speak for themselves in this wordless tale; a limited colour palette and crisp, geometric lines give the book a fresh, modern look, almost like an animated movie. Unique, moving, and memorable, Bluebird provides a timely invitation for kids to talk about issues of friendship and loss. Picture book newsletter July 2013


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Report This Jul 17, 2013
  • quagga rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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a wordless picture book about friendship

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