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July 2014 Book of the Month Echoes of the classic story of The Red Balloon shape this stunning wordless picture book. When a bluebird befriends a lonely boy playing out in a city park after school he brings hope and cheer into the boy’s quiet life. When the boy is set on by a gang, the bluebird gives its life to protect him. And all is not lost. Suddenly, the air is full of birds of all colours. All the grey of everyday life vanishes s they sweep the boy off into a new adventure and bring hope into his life.
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.
A book of true beauty with a bittersweet ending New York Times, Notable Children's Books of the Year
Deeply impressive and moving. Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review
Like nothing you have seen before. Kirkus, Starred Review
Few picture books capture the somber hues of loneliness and introspection as stunningly as Staake does in this aptly wordless tale. A book of true beauty The New York Times
Staake's ability ... has never been stronger than in this wordless title about a heroic bird. School Library Journal
|Publication date:||3rd July 2014|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||Baby and Toddler, 3+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
Bob Staake is an American illustrator, cartoonist, children's book author and designer. He has been working on this book for 10 years, and he believes Bluebird is the story he was born to write. He lives and works in Chatham, Massachusetts.More About Bob Staake