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  • Title: Bluebird
  • Author: Bob Staake
  • ISBN: 9780375870378
  • Page: 284
  • Format: 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,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.
    Bob Staake
    Bob Staake has authored and or illustrated than forty two books, including The Red Lemon, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children s Book of the Year His work has graced the cover of The New Yorker a dozen times, and his November 17, 2008 Barack Obama victory cover was named Best Magazine Cover of the Year by Time magazine He lives on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts.

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    This book is depressing as hell. I am not understanding why it is so praised and lauded.The pictures are pretty and it is wordless - two things I really love in a book.But the story? OMG. A boy is a loner and/or ostracized. A little bluebird starts following him and becoming his friend, I guess. But when bullies attack the little boy in the park in order to steal is brand-new toy sailboat, the bird (view spoiler)[gets a stick thrown at him and dies. Then a bunch of brightly colored birds swoop d [...]

    David Schaafsma
    I'll admit I read this book in part because I had read severely divergent reviews about the book. It's a silent picture book that includes something a little surprising, and it has a fantasy ending. The story is about a bullied boy who befriends a bluebird; they travel the big city together. They share cookies, they play around together as friends do. Then (spoiler alert) the bullies accidentally kill the bird with a stick. Afterwards all sorts of other birds iterally lift the boy up and carry h [...]

    Bluebird is a beautiful story of friendship, hope, and the immeasurable spirit of love. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous, each page dripping with vivid imagery and emotion without one printed word. The images are at the same time simplistic and evocative, creating a uniquely powerful and visceral experience as you turn each page. I love that the boy and the bird travel through NYC together; living in a big city myself, it's a nostalgic gesture to the wonder that surrounds us all. Without spoil [...]

    This one was nearly 4 stars until the bird died. I have big problems with bullies killing animals for no reason and then taking no responsibility for it, particularly in kids' books. Kids get their sense of right and wrong from stories, and this one sends messages that are really hard to parse without words. I loved the friendship part, and if the bird had been nursed back to health by the boy or something, it would have been a better friendship book. As it is, it tried to be both a friendship b [...]

    Definitely one of the strongest, saddest, and most inspirational picture books I've read lately. In this wordless allegory of friendship between and bird and a boy, Staake uses digital renderings of geometric shapes and shades of grey and blue, along with comic-style framing, to portray the urban setting. When a bluebird perks up a boy's miserable day, they frolic together on the street and in the park. A tragic event (that may shock some readers) leads to an inspirational, unforgettable ending. [...]

    Great no word picture book about a boy and his bluebird. Reminiscent of The Red Balloon.

    Steph Sinclair
    There are so many lessons to be learned in the pages of Bluebird from bullying, loneliness, dealing with loss and letting go. I'm so very impressed with how Staake manages to weave all of these points together in only 40 pages with pictures alone. Bluebird follows the story of a young boy who is friendless and the victim of bullying at school. He's excluded from group recess activities and teased in class. Meanwhile, a small bluebird watches the boy and proceeds to follow him after school releas [...]

    Elizabeth K.
    I wanted to like this book a lot, because it looked gorgeous and it IS gorgeous. It's great New York City images in a very distinct style, and when I started reading it, I quickly started thinking about what a great gift book this would be for New York City kids. And when I say "reading," I mean more like talking through the pictures about a boy and a bluebird with my 2 1/2 year old, because there aren't any actual words in this book. It's a picture book, that's cool.It was cool, actually until [...]

    Sara Bland
    This is a well illustrated book, a book with no words. The fact that this book has no words is great because it leaves the narration of the story up to the reader to an extent. The style is very unique in that all of the pictures are on a grayscale except for the bluebird. What starts out to be a nice little story of a boy finding a friend in a bluebird ends abruptly when bullies attack him and kill his bird. The bird just lays on the ground, feathers ripped out, slumped over on its face, the br [...]

    I guess I'm one of the few people who aren't entranced with this wordless picture book. The first 2/3 was okay, but - for me - wellring. Then, all of a sudden, right out of the blue, (Spoiler-of-a-sort coming) there's a shocking turn of events and then - what? - a spiritually uplifting ending? I read it three times. School just got out or I'd LOVE to give it to some of my 4th graders to see how they perceive it. I hate giving "bad" ratings, but I'm being kindly truthful here.Let's say a 1.5 beca [...]

    Just could not get past the idea of the bird being killed by bullies and the little boy losing his only friend. Not sure what all the rave reviews are about, but when I read this book to my ten year old daughter (we still love to read picture books together), she said she did not like this book at all. I think many readers will be caught off guard with this ending, even if the bird is lifted up to heaven.

    A gorgeous, wordless picture book done in the style of a graphic novel in lovely hues of blue, grey and black. Our main character is a shy young boy who does not fit in with the children in his school. After school, a sweet bluebird follows this boy around town (it looks like NYC) and the boy comes out of his shell and smiles more and enjoys his day tripping until He runs into a group a bullies and the bluebird helps him escape, but one of the mean boys strikes the bird with a stick and he's ins [...]

    Okay so I didn't even read the book.but there are no words, So i couldn't read itBUT.e pictures are confusing, got through the first page and gave upI might try it again and give it a better reviewbutybe not! I tried to look at it again but there is so many pictures and it confusingI don't want to interpret their drawings, that is why I read a book so you can tell me a story. ahhhhhhhHHHHHH HHHH I know the pictures are suppose to tell the story but that is not why I read a bookp the one star sta [...]

    Rachel Watkins
    This wordless picture book set in NYC tells the story of friendship and bullying through the use of a sparse color palate and dramatic illustrations. Bluebird is the kind of book that can be used in lower as well as upper elementary classrooms as the story yields itself to discussions on life, death, loyalty, and truth.

    Edward Sullivan
    So sad and so beautiful. Simple and profound.

    Abril G. Karera
    Ante un final tan melancólico como su desarrollo, no pudo más que rendirme ante esta bella forma de hablarle a los niños sobre su importancia de ser en este mundo.

    Oh wow. I wish I had someone to talk to about this book right now! It's a story of friendship and conquering fears, bullying and bravery. SPOILER ALERT: But the end was shocking, and although I usually love stories of loss and legacy, this one seemed unnecessary to me. I remembered Mr. Schu had an interview with Bob Staake on his blog, so I went back to that and Mr. Staake said maybe what you think happened at the end didn't. That's why I need to process it with someone before I share it with ki [...]

    Darin Nordman
    Bluebird by Bob StaakeBluebird was a very different wordless picture book of the selected 3. I really like the how modern the illustrations were and how the emotions were displayed so vividly. Readers can see the different emotions the main character shows throughout the book and gives you an idea what will happen next. You can see that the main character is somewhat of a "loner". None of the other students are friends with the main character and they poke fun. A blue bird comes along and puts a [...]

    Isabelle Jimenez
    The illustrations and color palette are simple, yet detailed enough to narrate the story without needing words. Now, everyone will tell themselves a little bit of a different variation of the story with no words to direct them on what exactly is happening, but the main point of this story (that I came up with) is that a little boy who has no friends, and would like one, comes across this bluebird. And this bluebird just won't leave him be! He follows him about, and finally, the little boy gives [...]

    A bluebird notices a lonely boy as he walks to and from school and is teased by his classmates during class. The little creature befriends him and flitters alongside him. They even play in the park together, and the bird seems to attract new friends to the boy. Tragedy strikes, though, when they encounter thugs in the woods on their way home. The boy is bereft at the loss of his friend, but in an astonishingly powerful scene, other birds lift him into the sky where he is able let go of his frien [...]

    Bob Staake's Bluebird is one of my favorite picture books of the year. A wordless book that's beautifully illustrated. The touching story of loneliness and friendship is what put it top of my list. A lonely and sad little boy is befriended by a blue bird. The blue bird follows him to school, waits for him after school and is with him as he walks home from school through the park, ultimately risking its life for the little boy. It's rare for a wordless picture book to be so powerful and the wordl [...]

    This is a melancholy tale, one about loneliness, bullying, friendship and sacrifice. The wordless tale is told in a series of illustrated strips in a kind of picture book - graphic novel hybrid. The story is endearing, but the ending is a bit sad, so parents should read this book first to determine if its appropriate for their children. Our youngest interpreted the ending differently (view spoiler)[and insists that the bird gets better and flies away as opposed to going up to heaven (hide spoile [...]

    Ok, so I think I have said this in the past and I will say it again; storybooks should actually have a story. This book was very confusing with the multiple pictures. I really could not follow it. I feel if you are going to have a "wordless" story book and it is for children it shouldn't have multi-frame images. The intended targets for this book will flip through the first few pages and put it to the side. The artwork is great but, that is really about it. There are a few books that can pull of [...]

    I love this beautiful and moving wordless picture book about friendship, love and loss. It is both sad and uplifting.

    Well, that was kind of heart-breaking Good story, though.

    A nice wordless story about loneliness, friendship, loss and life.

    Anastasia Hutson
    BluebirdReview by Anastasia HutsonBluebird is a book about a lonely boy, in what seems to be elementary school, who is bullied by his classmates. One day while walking home from school the boy is followed by a bird. While walking through the town they both go back and forth playing and hiding from one another. Very quickly these two become close friends and stroll through the town together having fun. The whole time the little boy had a huge smile on his face, this little bird made a world of a [...]

    This wordless book was beautiful. It brought tears to my eyes. I think that anyone can relate to either the little boy’s loneliness or to the death of the bird/ the loss of someone who is important to you. I feel that this book does a beautiful job of showing how just because someone or something dies doesn’t mean that it is the end. In the end of the book many other birds come and lift the little boy up into the clouds and then the bluebird stands up and flies off high up into the clouds. I [...]

    I doubt I would have picked up this book if it hadn't been a 2015 Colorado Children's Book Award nominee. It is wordless, and therefore, difficult to present to a class of elementary school kids. It is much more suited to being looked at (you can't really say "read" about a book with just pictures) one-on-one, adult-to-child. The story is about a lonely boy, picked on at school, who makes friends with a kind bluebird that has observed his loneliness. They spend a short, happy time together befor [...]

    The story these pictures tell is so touching and very easily grabs you emotionally as they take you through the journey of this little boy. We have all been in that position at some point, sad, lonely, and just wishing there was something that could comfort us. I find it interesting that they chose a bird to become his friend because birds often symbolize hope and freedom, a bluebird specifically shows transformation and happiness, whether this was purposeful or accidental, there is a wonderful [...]

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