by Bob Staake


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375870378
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 04/09/2013
Pages: 40
Sales rank: 328,303
Product dimensions: 9.50(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

BOB STAAKE has authored and/or illustrated over 50 books, including The Donut Chef, Hello Robots, Look a Book, This Is Not a Pumpkin, and Pets Go Pop. The New York Times named Staake's The Red Lemon one of the 10 best illustrated books of 2006.

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Bluebird 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this story.  I am a preschool teacher and won't be sharing this with my students, but I think part of the issue is the suggested age range.  This book has no age range and I was deeply moved by it as an adult. I think it's better suited for children outside of the suggested 4-8 year age range, and I think it could be especially powerful in a middle school classroom.  
psycheKK More than 1 year ago
I could not love this book more.  BLUEBIRD unfolds gently, sweetly without a single word of text.  In fact, text not only is unnecessary, it would impede the flow of this tender story.  The artwork features a remarkably subtle palette -- only grays and blues -- but conveys so much through darkness and light and the shift from grays to blues.  The topics within BLUEBIRD are weighty and universal.  I did cry when I reached the end of the book.  My son, who is four, understood the story and proclaimed it "beautiful".  Perhaps I should be more like my son.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Bullying is a weighty and dark subject, making it difficult to address. I thought this story was very eloquent with how the story is told using pictures and colors, but no dialogue. However, I disliked the ending very much. Not all bullying has this end result, which is difficult to convery to a 4 year old. I ultimately decided to return the book without sharing it with my son.