I could not love this book more. BLUEBIRD unfolds gently, sweetly without a single word of text. In fact, text not only is unnecessary, it would impede the flow of this tender story.
The artwork features a remarkably subtle palette -- only grays and blues -- but conveys so much through darkness and light and the shift from grays to blues.
The topics within BLUEBIRD are weighty and universal. I did cry when I reached the end of the book. My son, who is four, understood the story and proclaimed it "very beautiful". Perhaps I should be more like my son.
This is my son AFTER he read BLUEBIRD.