Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Children's Book Review: The Legend of the Easer Robin: An Easter Story of Compassion and Faith by Dandi Dadey Mackall, illustrated by Richard Cowdrey

Publisher's Description:
This newly illustrated edition of The Legend of the Easter Robin renews the wonder and charm of the original and timeless tale written by Dandi Daley Mackall. With new vibrant artwork from New York Times bestselling illustrator, Richard Cowdrey, this holiday classic is brought to life for a new generation. The Legend of the Easter Robin tells the story of Tressa, whose grandmother reveals to her the story of a small robin who saw Jesus struggling and soared to help him. This Easter tale reminds Christians everywhere how much Jesus sacrificed for us and how much he loves us.
My Review:
The first thing I noticed when I opened The Legend of the Easter Robin were the lovely illustrations. Spring popped out and filled me with joy. I know children will love the drawings of the robins and spring flowers. I love that this story ties a Pennsylvania Dutch legend with the story of Jesus crucifixion and resurrection. As a grandmother and granddaughter share an excitement about a robin's nest on the windowsill and the eggs she lays, Grandma gets to share the legend and talk to her granddaughter about Jesus. Also, I learned about Pennsylvania Dutch egg coloring and decorating. I'd never read this story and find it a delightful tale I'd like to share with my grandkids. The story provides a great way to share about Jesus as well as the tradition of coloring eggs. This would be a great book to read as a family for Easter.

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