Comments on: Book of the Week: Bluebird http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Fri, 11 Apr 2014 02:29:04 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: Speechless: Part II | Lettered Ladies http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/comment-page-1/#comment-833167 Speechless: Part II | Lettered Ladies Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:17:42 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=37070#comment-833167 [...] I am always eager for more suggestions in this neat little world of wordless picture books.  This post by Carter Higgins over at Design Mom offers some other recommendations (with even more mentioned in [...]

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By: Joanna http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/comment-page-1/#comment-501624 Joanna Tue, 11 Jun 2013 10:02:46 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=37070#comment-501624 *Big sigh*

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By: Laura http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/comment-page-1/#comment-501514 Laura Tue, 11 Jun 2013 03:03:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=37070#comment-501514 I haven’t seen that book yet! Thanks for the tip!

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By: Saartje http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/comment-page-1/#comment-497731 Saartje Tue, 04 Jun 2013 21:07:44 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=37070#comment-497731 We like ‘Where is the cake?’ by The-Tjong Khing. You can follow a different character through the story each time around. My kids (aged 6 and 2) can’t get enough of it!

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/comment-page-1/#comment-497627 Carter Higgins Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:21:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=37070#comment-497627 I forgot about Pancakes for Breakfast! (Tummy grumbles.)

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/comment-page-1/#comment-497626 Carter Higgins Tue, 04 Jun 2013 17:20:37 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=37070#comment-497626 Betsy, you’re right. I had forgotten about The Red Balloon when I first read Bluebird, so I think my unadulterated read was swept up in its own magic. And then that similarity was pointed out to me by a review, and it made me crinkle my nose a little. I don’t know what to do with that thought other than enjoy both stories, one in still frames and one in motion. What do you think?

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By: Amy http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/comment-page-1/#comment-497570 Amy Tue, 04 Jun 2013 16:05:15 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=37070#comment-497570 Tuesday, by David Wiesner is a favorite of mine.

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By: DianeG http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/comment-page-1/#comment-497139 DianeG Tue, 04 Jun 2013 01:31:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=37070#comment-497139 We love “Good Dog, Carl” by Alexandra Day and “Pancakes for Breakfast” by Tomie dePaola, as well as a few others mentioned above. As a word lover, I was a bit stymied by wordless books at first, but my two-year old daughter loves them so much I have learned to love them too. Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions – I’ve added a bunch of titles to our list of books to find at the public library.

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By: Betsy http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/comment-page-1/#comment-497124 Betsy Tue, 04 Jun 2013 00:54:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=37070#comment-497124 I thought Bluebird was beautifully drawn but I was so disappointed by the blatant similarities to The Red Balloon.

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/comment-page-1/#comment-497039 Amy Hackworth Mon, 03 Jun 2013 21:52:59 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=37070#comment-497039 I love Bob Staake’s style. One of my favorite board books when our boys were little was his clever ABC book. I think it’s out of print now, but it had such a fun, bright, geometric illustrations. He is good!

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By: Amy Hackworth http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/comment-page-1/#comment-497038 Amy Hackworth Mon, 03 Jun 2013 21:51:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=37070#comment-497038 Oh! We love this one, too. Such a great story and such great illustrations!

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By: Donna http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/comment-page-1/#comment-497028 Donna Mon, 03 Jun 2013 21:32:27 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=37070#comment-497028 How prescient! We checked this out from the Library just on Saturday! It’s a beautiful book and wonderful story. Our boys love Staake’s “Hello Robots!” and can recite the refrain of the story.

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By: Christina http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/comment-page-1/#comment-496977 Christina Mon, 03 Jun 2013 20:08:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=37070#comment-496977 Where’s Walrus by Stephen Savage. Definitely a favorite!

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/comment-page-1/#comment-496973 Carter Higgins Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:59:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=37070#comment-496973 I love Suzy Lee! Have you seen her newest book with author Jesse Klausmeier, Open This Little Book? She’s so inventive!

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/comment-page-1/#comment-496972 Carter Higgins Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:58:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=37070#comment-496972 I love that about wordless books. And Wonder Bear! I met Tao Nyeu at a book signing once and she was just as lovely as her art. So intricate and zen all at the same time.

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By: Carter Higgins http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/comment-page-1/#comment-496970 Carter Higgins Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:56:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=37070#comment-496970 Oh, I don’t know Robot Dreams! I’ll have to check it out. If you live near Powell’s consider me jealous!

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By: Laura http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/comment-page-1/#comment-496943 Laura Mon, 03 Jun 2013 19:06:53 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=37070#comment-496943 Thank you for this introduction! I am eager to read this with my girls! I love getting recommendations on this topic because these books allow kids to “read” before they are actually literate. Some of our favorite wordless picture books are _South_ by Patrick McDonnell and _Wave_ and _Shadow_ by Suzy Lee.

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By: Kristina http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/comment-page-1/#comment-496862 Kristina Mon, 03 Jun 2013 15:30:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=37070#comment-496862 Our kids adore Wonder Bear by Tao Nyeu. I bought it for the gorgeous colors and illustrations that seem to pop off the page and both our children love it for the endless possibilities of stories that they can dream up. So far no two interpretations have been exactly the same.

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By: katy http://www.designmom.com/2013/06/book-of-the-week-bluebird/comment-page-1/#comment-496823 katy Mon, 03 Jun 2013 13:54:50 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=37070#comment-496823 We love this book – Flotsam: http://www.powells.com/biblio/9780618194575 and this one – Robot Dreams, which is a little longer – http://www.powells.com/biblio/9781596431089 – I find my non-reading kids constantly pulling these two off the shelf to look at and “read.”

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