Monday, March 28, 2016

Book Review: "The Legend of the Easter Robin" by Dandi Daley Mackall

"The Legend of the Easter Robin" tells the story of Tressa and the robins who build a nest on her grandmother's window ledge. I really liked how Tressa's grandmother told Tressa that God was in charge and would care for the robins. The pictures are bright and colorful except for the pages that tell the story of Jesus' crucifixion, which are gray and somber in keeping with the subject matter. Tressa's change of perspective was nice at the end. I have a bit of a problem with legends telling how an animal came to be the way it is since God created them the way they are, but it is an interesting story on how robins show Jesus' suffering and love. I did like the page at the end that explains the legend and how we can use it to strengthen our faith and give us reminders of God's love. One technical detail that stood out to me was the fact that you almost never find the egg shells under the nest (the parent flies them away and drops them so predators can't find the nest) and baby robins hatch on staggered days just like they are laid on staggered days, not all at once. But the author probably just simplified the truth to fit the story.

"The Legend of the Easter Robin" is available in hardcover:
  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (January 26, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310749646
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310749646
  • Product Dimensions: 11.3 x 0.4 x 9.4 inches

  • File Size: 6131 KB
  • Print Length: 32 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (January 26, 2016)
  • Publication Date: February 2, 2016
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01AX66WIO

I received a free copy of this book from the zblogsquad in order for me to give an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and no other compensation was received.

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