Thursday, 18 November 2010

The Robot and the Bluebird

The Robot and the Bluebird

Written and Illustrated by David Lucas

Published by Andersen Press

A superb and touching book, The Robot and the Bluebird mixes simple but extremely effective illustrations with a heartfelt story of a robot with a broken heart, feeling that his place in the world is on a scrap heap until he finds he is needed by a lost and lonely bluebird, struggling to migrate for the winter. 

If you're a hard-hearted type, you might not find it as emotionally engaging as a big old softy like me, but the end is beautiful and Charlotte loved the main characters. A lovely little parable beautifully told and wonderfully illustrated. 

Charlotte's best bit: The robot in winter

Daddy's favourite bit: The excellent illustration style. Quite unique but really well drawn. 

Rating: 5 out of 5