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 
You can learn more by visiting the Zondervan website
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One lucky winner gets a copy of their own. US entrants only.



35 comments:

  1. Anything with animals is usually a winner indeed

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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

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  11. 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!

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  12. 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

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

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

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  15. 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.

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

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  17. cute story I'd love it for my granddaughter

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

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  19. 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.

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

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  21. 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.

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

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  23. Never heard of this book! Sweet book for Easter!

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

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

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

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  27. Looks like a wonderful book for children.

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

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

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

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  31. easter is my favorite holiday. i really love it.

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  32. 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.

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

    candieluster(at)gmail(Dot)com

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  34. This is such a sweet book and I love how it teaches children that God cares for all creatures.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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