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Ebook Pájaro Azul by Bob Staake read! Book Title: Pájaro Azul
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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Reader ratings: 6.5
The author of the book: Bob Staake
Edition: Océano Travesía
Date of issue: 2015
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This book is depressing as hell. I am not understanding why it is so praised and lauded.

The pictures are pretty and it is wordless - two things I really love in a book.

But the story? OMG. A boy is a loner and/or ostracized. A little bluebird starts following him and becoming his friend, I guess. But when bullies attack the little boy in the park in order to steal is brand-new toy sailboat, the bird (view spoiler)[gets a stick thrown at him and dies. Then a bunch of brightly colored birds swoop down and carry the boy (who is cradling the dead bird) up, up, up, far into the sky - where he releases the bird and it flies away and disappears. I'm pretty sure this is implying that the dead bird's spirit is going to heaven, but I GUESS you could posit that the bird is magically healed for some reason. (hide spoiler)]

What the fuck!?!?! Why would you want to give this book to children? It's depressing as hell and it also doesn't make any sense. For one thing, throwing a (view spoiler)[stick at a bird would not kill it. A rock, maybe. And these kids are like what? 5? 6? Or what? (hide spoiler)] And if the book IS trying to teach some sort of message, I'm failing to see what it is. The bullies aren't dealt with, the kid's loneliness and pariah-status isn't resolved, he still has zero friends. I don't know what the heck is going on here.

I just found this depressing. I will give this book to some kids and see what their reactions are and then adjust the rating accordingly.

Here's a comic by the author, Bob Staake, that was published in the New York Times Book Review a few years ago:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/20...

This should give you an idea of his drawing style and his seeming obsession with birds. o.O

I was not feeling this book.

If you want a wordless, gorgeous picture book for little kids, I highly HIGHLY recommend the wonderful Journey and its sequel Quest by Aaron Becker. Superb! Much better than this Bluebird book.


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Ebook Pájaro Azul read Online! Bob Staake has authored and/or illustrated more than forty-two books, including The Red Lemon, a New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year. His work has graced the cover of The New Yorker a dozen times, and his November 17, 2008 Barack Obama victory cover was named Best Magazine Cover of the Year by Time magazine. He lives on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts.


Reviews of the Pájaro Azul


EVAN

It reads on one breath.

HARRY

The beginning is exciting, but at the end of the book is just a very template.

ALICE

The book liked more than the previous

TOBY

He does not stop applaud author and his works.

IVY

One of my favorite




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