By Southwest Ohio Libraries

Elliott paints a gentle portrait of a boy living, loving and grieving through his art. Bird is a character worth caring about as he asks the questions children ask about Heaven, death, and street life norms. Marcus is just as strong a character as Elliott introduces the loving older brother who is a frustrated street artist. . . . This book is at once both an enjoyable and painful read. Through Elliott’s words, the reader cares about both Marcus and Bird. The reader grieves at Marcus’s downfall and celebrates Bird’s ability to express him.