I want to make Easter special with my children. I want them to understand that the most important holiday that we celebrate is Christ’s resurrection, but sometimes I just don’t have any ideas to help. So, when I received the opportunity to review The Legend of the Easter Robin: An Easter Story of Compassion and Faith, I was hopeful that this book would help me to celebrate Easter with my children in a more faith filled way.
Here’s’ some details on the book:
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.
This is a classic story and legend that I had never heard before, and as I read it to my children, they were enchanted with each page. The prose is elegant and beautiful without the story feeling contrived, and that’s important to me because sometimes Christian books can have a trite or contrived feel to them that turns me off. Instead, we found that we loved the story.
We also loved each page of illustrations. They are beautiful and meaningful. They add much to the classic feel of this book, and this is a book that I imagine that I will keep around on my bookshelves as a permanent addition to our Easter collection. I could totally see having a new family Easter tradition of creating the Easter bird easter eggs to hang on our trees as a celebration of Easter.
Of course, the best news of all is that I also have a copy to give away with you guys today!! So, enter to win by leaving me a comment telling me what’s your favorite Easter tradition. This giveaway will close on March 6, 2016 and is valid in the United States and Canada.
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