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Bluebird by Bob Staake


by Bob Staake

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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 |
This darling illustration series tells the story of how a bluebird captivates a young boys colorless world. As the series progresses readers witness this blue bird finding this frowning young friend and his pursuit to follow the boy. The bluebird brings life and play to the boys world. A friendship grows and then is hurt when a group of young kids take out the bluebird. The only color in the boys life is now dead, until readers see a bright group of birds surround the boy and carry him above the clouds to release his friend the blue bird. Your heart will pull for this young boy and feel what color his flying friend brings him. This would be a great book for young kids to imagine the vocabulary telling the story, for their heart to feel and their attention to be drawn to the pictures. ( )
  KelseyDavison | Jan 20, 2014 |
What a beautiful picture of a lonely boy who lights up when a new friend enters his life. Every friendship encounters darkness and that's the time when your friendship may be put to the test.
  gradschool14 | Jan 11, 2014 |
The story is about a lonely boy, whose classmates are making fun of him. One day he becomes friends with a blue bird. The boy and the blue bird do a lot of things together until one day when the blue bird gets killed accidently by a bully. The boy is devastated; with the help of colorful birds he takes the blue bird to heaven. This book teaches children to always be nice to other kids and never bully them.
  Marinam77 | Nov 10, 2013 |
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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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