BY BOB STAAKE
Readers will 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 in this wordless book. The tale unfolds in blues, grays and blacks, with color entering the pages at the story’s end.
“Bluebird” became the means to this goal, exploring loneliness, friendship, and loss in an abstract and poetic way. The story’s striking conclusion is left open to interpretation. Staake explains that by creating an ambiguous ending, “children can resolve ‘Bluebird’ in their own personal — and empowering — way.”
For more information and a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the book, visit FlyBluebird.com