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February 24, 2016

Wee Read Wednesday: The Legend of the Easter Robin

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the legend of the easter robin
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.

My Thoughts:
What a sweet story! My kids and I sat down for story time with this book and immediately both kids were completely engrossed in the story.

This book starts out with young Tressa watching over the robins in her grandmother’s yard. Tressa is upset because she feels the robins are getting their nest ready to early and the baby birds will not be able to survive. Grandmother is always there, though, reminding her God is in control and He will determine the path of the robin eggs.

Then the legend of the robin is told. The legend is a very touching story of Jesus’ path to the cross, and the part a robin played in those events. The legend explains why the robin has the red breast. Although it is simply a legend, it is a very moving story and one I will hold in my heart forever. I believe my kids also enjoyed the legend of the red breast, and will think of Jesus and the price He paid for us, each time they see a robin.

This story has some amazing graphics and was perfect for both my kids’ ages. It is one book we will continue to read year after year as the Easter season approaches.

Thanks to the folks at FlyBy Promotions, one of you gets a copy of this book as well! Just use the widget below to enter. I will close the giveaway Sunday, February 28th at 9 pm CST, and will email the winner. Good luck!