“Like nothing you have seen before,” raves Kirkus Reviews in a starred review.
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 has authored and/or illustrated over 50 books, including The Book of Gold; Bluebird, which received three starred reviews; My Pet Book; The Donut Chef; and Look! a Book! The New York Times named Staake’s The Red Lemon one of the ten best illustrated books of… More about Bob Staake
Hardcover | $17.99
Published by Schwartz & Wade Apr 09, 2013| 40 Pages| 11 x 9-1/2| 4-8 years| ISBN 9780375870378
Starred Review, Booklist, April 15, 2013: “Staake works out an impressive range of emotion… Without use of a single word, this book raises all kinds of simple profundities for kids to question, ponder, imagine, and discuss.”
Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, February 25, 2013: “…believers and skeptics alike will find something deeply impressive and moving in this work of a singular, fully committed talent.”
Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2013: “Like nothing you have seen before.”
New York Times Notable BookWINNER
Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Book of the YearWINNER
Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College Children’s Book of the YearSELECTION 2014