Hey, do me a favor and go ask your kid(s) if they know how the robin got their red stomach (also known as a breast).
What did they say?
Maybe like my boys and I, they said “I have no clue!”
If so, you must really check out this story The Legend of the Easter Robin. It is a story of a little girl worried about the robin's eggs that are in a nest, that is surrounded by all different kinds of animals. So to calm her down and take her worries away, her grandma tells her the story of how the robin got its red breast.
It also has a little craft project in there, an old Pennsylvania Dutch tradition, who I learned were the first to bring egg coloring to the United States.
About The Legend of the Easter Robin:
Age Range: 4-8 years
Hardcover; 32 pages
Publish Date: January 26, 2016
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.
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Sue Hull says
My 7 yr old niece would love this book. Thank you for the great giveaway 🙂
You’re welcome Sue and Good luck!
shelly leatham says
I would love to have this for my kids!!