January 2013 Indie Next List
“This wordless picture book follows a young boy who is obviously an outcast, laughed at and bullied by the other kids in his class. When a bluebird starts following him around, the boy doesn't feel so lonely anymore and the two develop a friendship. In this truly touching book, Staake delivers a story that will speak to anyone of any age about the importance of friends.”
— Melissa Oates, Fiction Addiction, Greenville, SC
"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.
"From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
BOB STAAKE is a freelance illustrator who has worked on everything from greeting cards to magazine covers, most notably "Reflections," one of the most popular covers in the "New Yorker"'s history. He has also written and illustrated over 20 children's books, including "This Is Not a Pumpkin" and "The Red Lemon".