Wednesday, February 24, 2016

The Legend of the Easter Robin by Dandi Daley Mackall, Illustrated by Richard Cowdrey

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And now for a lovely book, perfect for Easter giving and sharing!

The Legend of the Easter Robin cover


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.


This is a gorgeous book, sure to be on of your family favorite's that will be handed down through the generations! The book is aimed at kids ages 4-8, but it makes for great family night reading, as it allows for discussion on what Easter truly means. This tale is a great way to get younger kids to understand exactly what Jesus did for the rest of us when he died, in terms they can relate to.

The Legend of the Easter Robin sample pages

The illustrations are so wonderful, the bird just about seem to jump off the page! Your may have to go through the book looking at it, before you can start reading it! Having the Easter eggs to color adds another dimension, and allows for more discussion as to why we color eggs, as they did in the book. This is a lovely book for giving to your favorite grandchild/child, or family this Easter season, and we highly recommend it as a must have!

About the Author

Dandi Daley Mackall loves God, children, words, and animals. Her nearly 500 books for children and grown-ups have sold more than four million copies worldwide. She won the ECPA Christian Book Award for Best Children’s Book 2015 and multiple Mom’s Choice Awards, as well as ALA Best Book, NY Public Library Top Pick, Children’s Book Council Award of Excellence, and the Helen Keating Ott Award for Contributions to Children’s Literature. Her novel My Boyfriends’ Dogs is now a Hallmark Movie. Dandi writes from rural Ohio, where she lives with her family, including horses, dogs, cats, and an occasional squirrel, deer, or raccoon.

About the Illustrator:

Richard Cowdrey’s favorite things to draw and paint are the things that reflect the awesomeness of God and His creation. From vast landscapes to the littlest bug on a leaf, Richard marvels at the beauty in the details. Richard's bestselling children's books include Legend of the Candy Cane, Bad Dog, MarleyA Very Marley Christmas and The Legend of St Nicholas

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  1. I read Jesus Calling in the morning.

  2. We like to read devotional books throughout the day.

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