Books, Music & Movies · Bluebird

cover image of Bluebird


Bob Staake

A lonely little boy finds hope and friendship in this wordless picture book about a heroic bird. The bird notices the little boy has downcast eyes as he is mocked by his classmates when he enters school. The bird and boy become friends, play hide-and-seek, and sail a boat in the pond. A group of thugs hurls a stick that the bird blocks, causing him to fall to the ground. As the background brightens a flock of brightly colored birds escorts the boy and the bluebird into the clouds and the boy waves good-bye to his friend. A beautiful fable with impressive illustrations that sends a message of empathy and optimism to readers. Ages 5-8