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Bluebird

by Bob Staake

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This is a wordless picture book of a bluebird that follows a little boy all around town. At first the boy likes it, but he soon gets really attached to the bird. At one point in the story, the boy encounters a struggle with a group of boys who want to take a toy boat that he was carrying. The mean boys end up throwing a stick at the bird and end up really hurting the bird, taking him down to the ground. After this happens, other birds that are different colors fly down to the boy and to the bird and magically help the boy and bird fly in the air, bringing the bluebird back to full health. This book's drawings are slightly abstract. This book is a fictional book but some of the events could really happen in real life. The media art portrayed in this book was all done on Windows Photoshop.
  Jennifer828 | Mar 10, 2016 |
I found this book to be very moving. I actually welled up when the bird was struck dead. I can just imagine looking at this book with a young child and hearing a wonderful description of what is happening. It is really quite powerful and open to much interpretation.

I would use this book with primary students and have them tell the story in their own words after reading it to each other. Perhaps they could create their own short stories with cut out colored construction paper. ( )
  ScottPrinzing | Feb 25, 2016 |
This is a really good book about how bullying can hurt others.The characters are well developed and believable. This book relates to children who may be a victim of bullying. The images are appropriate to the mood of story. The color of the illustrations greatly enhance the story. The big idea in this book is to think about whether or not what you are going to do or say will offend someone before you follow through. The plot is well paced and the story and sequence of events are very organized. ( )
  tbarne16 | Feb 18, 2016 |
This was one of the first wordless picture books I have ever read. I liked this book for a few different reasons. I think the illustrations were amazing, he really showed the friendship between the little boy and the bird for instance when they were walking together in the park before the bullies came alone. Another reason I liked the book is because the author combined many different feeling throughout the book with no words. The book began with sadness because of the actions of the bullies, it then proceeded the boy being happy because of the friendship with the blue birds, then the bluebird was hurt by the bullies which caused the little boy to be sad and then many more birds came and became friends with the little boy. I think that the main message is about friendship. ( )
  tazool1 | Feb 18, 2016 |
In my opinion this is a great book. For starters, the main idea of the story was great, with the beginning where the little boy has no friends until he realizes that he can make friends in unlikely places. It was a well organized plot and flowed quite nicely for being a full picture book with no words. I liked the flow of how the bird was possibly killed but then the others came around and saved the bird while helping the boy, the frames smoothly moved from one to another in order to get the whole picture of the story. Another reason is that, this book also pushes readers to think about the tough issues of bullying and possible death. In the scene where the bird is trying to protect the boy from the bullies and was injured in the purpose. The children must recognize through these pictures how this little boy felt while being bullies and realize that they don't want to participate in that nor have to deal with that themselves. This book was well processed and gives great moral and tough lessons throughout. ( )
  mhartz4 | Feb 17, 2016 |
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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 Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:44 -0400)

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

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