Friday, February 26, 2016

The Legend of the Easter Robin #EasterRobin #FlyBy with #Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.



Children have a natural inclination towards the care and well-being of animals, or so I have seen with my (4) children and their friends while they were growing up. It's nice, and it also allows for so many life lessons to be learned. In The Legend of the Easter Robin, written by Dandi Daley Mackall and illustrated by Richard Cowdrey, we see a young girl enamored by a red robin who has eggs down in the midst of what could be dangerous cirumstances. She is of course, very concerned.



The girl can see the robin through the window, and through the help of her gran, she learns to leave nature alone and watch the beauty of it as it takes place. 


Being still is not always easy but gran is smart and knows the true value of being patient. She passes that along to her granddaughter throughout the tale of this story, along with some other very important lessons such as the true meaning of Easter, how Christ died for our sins and rose again so that we could be with our Lord and Savior. It's written in a way that is simple for children to understand and helps drive home important beliefs for Christian families to share with their little ones. 


Gran also uses the experience of the Robin and her eggs to help teach her granddaughter about a tradition of blowing eggs and creating things as she did in her culture when she was a child. That gran's a smart one, I tell ya, to use one experience to help teach and reiterate so many things to her sweet little one. ;)


In the end, when all turns out well with the Robin...


there is a lot of rejoicing in the house/family. :)

This book is well written with an engaging storyline and beautiful pictures. I think it would make a wonderful Easter gift.

In the center of the nest lay one perfect egg, the color of a spring sky. The father robin sat on a branch nearby, guarding his family. Tressa spotted raccoon tracks below and a blue jay eyeing the nest. “Gran, how are we going to keep the egg safe?” “We’ll have to leave that one to the Creator,” Gran said. Robins have built a nest on the window ledge at Grandmother’s house! Tressa is thrilled―and concerned. What will happen to the sky-blue egg laid by the mother robin? As more eggs appear, Tressa witnesses the daily drama of the robins’ nest and learns how God cares for all creatures. Besides watching the birds, there are Easter eggs to color. And there is a very special story to hear―a tale of long ago about one small bird with a very big heart. How did the robin get its red breast? Tressa is about to find out as Gran tells her the story of the Easter robin. Brought to life with colorful, tender illustrations, The Legend of the Easter Robin will captivate and teach your child about compassion and faith.

Age Range: 4-8 years
Hardcover; 32 pages 
Publish Date: January 26, 2016 
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35 comments:

Pat Hatt said...

Anything with animals is usually a winner indeed

Esme Sy said...

I love the illustrations in this book. I want to win this book for my girls.

Pam said...

What a cute little story! My kids always loved books like this about animals.

Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle said...

That's a cute little book! When my kids were little, I had several holiday specific books that I read to them.

Kristen Campbell said...

This looks like a great book! A perfect addition to an Easter basket, for sure!

Amber N said...

That looks like a great book for the kiddos for Easter!

Marcie W. said...

Easter is such a fun time of the year. I like the idea of including a cute book inside an Easter basket too.

Beeb Ashcroft said...

The easiest way I got an A in college was utilizing people's tendency to care about the welfare of animals. I believe it's a great way to get a point or lesson across.

Annemarie LeBlanc said...

Easter is the time of awakening. A book that teaches children about birth and of caring for the young is perfect to read during Easter time.

Kristi Maloney said...

What beautiful illustrations! It sounds and looks like a wonderful Easter book.

Brandy Ellen said...

This looks like a super cute and fun book. I love the Robin birds, they are my favorite and of course it is said they are the first sign of Spring!

Six Time Mommy TEST said...

This is super cute! I think my kiddos would love a book like this. I love books that teach kids and aren't just pointless reading. - Jeanine

Miles L. said...

This is such a cute and wonderful story. The illustration of the story is truly colorful and beautiful.

Theresa Mahoney said...

This looks like a book that would really engage children, and help them understand what Easter is all about. The illustrations sure are lovely!

Chrystal Mahan said...

What a cute story. The artwork is gorgeous. I used to buy a lot of kids books when I was younger just for the beautiful artwork.

Kim Croisant said...

What a beautiful book. I, of course love the meaning and do love birds singing, especially the blue birds.

bison61 said...

cute story I'd love it for my granddaughter

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Amy @ Marvelous Mommy said...

Such a cute book! Perfect for my girls' age.

Marielle Altenor said...

I never read this book before. I love children's books even more now that my daughter is here. My son didn't really like books when he was tiny but now he does.

Crystal said...

What a lovely story. It sounds like it would make a great addition to any Easter basket.

Lisa Rios said...

The illustrations are so beautiful to make the book so special among kids. Most of the kids would love anything expressed through nice pictures of Animals & Birds and this is a great book for Easter.

Boulder Locavore said...

What a sweet story book. I think stories especially of religiously based holidays are best conveyed to children in a form like this.

Kiwi said...

Never heard of this book! Sweet book for Easter!

Babita said...

My little one loves animals and she loves reading about them more. I will check out this book for her.

alissa apel said...

That looks like a great book for Easter! I love giving books out during Easter time.

tatertot374 said...

This would be wonderful to read to my children. Than kyou

Charlene S. said...

Looks like a wonderful book for children.

Christa Lopez said...

This looks like a wonderful book! My kids would love it!

SexyBrat said...

We are going to my parents house for an Easter Egg Hunt.

~ Noelle said...

That really sounds like a beautiful book. Thanks for sharing.
(I have always heard of blowing eggs, but have never done it.)

Susan Smoaks said...

easter is my favorite holiday. i really love it.

Leela said...

My kids would love this :)

Shari Klyn said...

Today has been a beautiful day and I come in to read some blogs and find this book. I would love to read this with my niece, Susie.

Candie L said...

This would make a great gift for the kids at church. Thank you

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laurasloves said...

This is such a sweet book and I love how it teaches children that God cares for all creatures.
Laurie Emerson
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