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The Robot and the Bluebird

By David Lucas
Published by Andersen Press


Price £6.99
Publisher Andersen Press

A broken-hearted robot is left on the scrapheap. Day turns into night, Autumn into Winter, as he lies there, and this is beautifully and simply portrayed in four consecutive pictures. It seems he will never move again until a Bluebird arrives who needs help to get to a warmer place. The theme of self-sacrifice and caring for other echoes that of Oscar Wilde's The Happy Prince.