Monday, December 31, 2012
BLUEBIRD by Bob Staake. Schwartz and Wade, 2013.
There are almost no words to describe this book. The book itself is textless and relies on mostly black and white stylized illustrations to tell the tale of a boy who is befriended by a tiny blue bird (it is the only source of real color throughout the story). This story of a unique friendship also deals with the immediacy of loss as well. Below is a double page spread from the interior to give you some sense of the design of the book. Nothing can prepare you for its impact. <693>