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Bluebird by Bob Staake


by Bob Staake

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Bluebird is about a young boy who is lonely and obviously teased, or bullied by his peers, who realizes one day that a bluebird is following him around. The boy and the bluebird spend a whole day together, doing various activities around the town. At the end the boy and the bird encounter the bullies from the boys school. One of the bullies throws a stick ,trying to hurt the boy, and the bird gets in the way and gives his life for the boy. This book, even with no words has a powerful message. First, the effects that bullying can have on young kids. Secondly it gives a chance to talk to kids about death, and loss, and the feelings that go along with it. This book is amazing, and has a beautiful story of friendship.
  KayleighAdamsRossi | Jun 30, 2014 |
This is a story that would be helpful when discussing how bullying and teasing effects someone. The book has a theme of letting go and loss as well but is well presented. I think lower and upper elementary students would enjoy it.
  charlottestudent | Jun 8, 2014 |
Oh my. I am left with a lump in my throat and tears in my eye. This wordless picture book is a stunner. Please share with children that you care about, because it is emotional and deeply, deeply moving. ( )
  Mad.River.Librarian | Apr 23, 2014 |
A boy who is lonely, bullied, depressed. Walking home one day he realizes he's being followed by a little blue bird. The only color in an otherwise bleak grey scaled world the boy lives in. The little blue bird continues to follow him. They head to the park to play wiith a boat on the pond, on the way home they run into some bullies and there is an accident. This book would make an excellent intro into a discussion on bullying and how it makes people feel.
  stacy3176 | Mar 15, 2014 |
Beautiful pictures, teslls the story of a boy who has few/no friends and befriends a bluebird. They walk through the city and when the boy meets some bullies they throw a stick. The bird blocks the stick and dies. Could be used to discuss bullying, help children understand grief and saying goodby to a loved one. ( )
  bouchk | Mar 13, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0375870377, Hardcover)

In his most beautiful and moving work to date, Bob Staake explores the universal themes of loneliness, bullying, and the importance of friendship. In this emotional picture book, readers will be captivated as they follow the journey of a bluebird as he develops a friendship with a young boy and ultimately risks his life to save the boy from harm. Both simple and evocative, this timeless and profound story will resonate with readers young and old. 

Bob Staake has been working on this book for 10 years, and he believes it is the story he was born to write. 

(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:45:34 -0400)

A wordless picture book about the inspiring friendship that develops between a bluebird and a young boy.

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