Friday, February 26, 2016

Zonderkidz The Legend of the Easter Robin Book Review and Giveaway #EasterRobin #FlyBy

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The reminder of what our Savior and Redeemer has done for us is all around us in the Spring. New flowers push their way out of the dark, damp ground and bloom. Chicks, bunnies, and other babies are usually born in the springtime. There are buds and blossoms that bring forth all sorts of pretty colors on the trees. These things all symbolize new life, rebirth, and the resurrection of Jesus Christ. On March 27th Easter Sunday will be here and the Earth will be celebrating.

The Legend of the Easter Robin is a Zonderkidz book that tells of another Easter story, one you may or may not have heard of. This is a hardcover children's book for ages 4-8 years old about the legend of the robin's red breast that the Pennsylvania Dutch have passed down through many generations. The Legend of the Easter Robin tells the story of a little girl named Tressa, whose grandmother, Gran, reveals the story of a compassionate 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.

This newly illustrated edition of the classic book by Dandi Daley Mackall is beautifully illustrated by Richard Cowdrey. I love the soft pastels that paint the pictures of the little girl and her Gran, the robins, and the bright sky blue eggs they laid. My daughter, Teela, noticed though that on the front of the cover there are 5 eggs when they only speak of 4 birds hatching and have the pictures correct with 4 eggs throughout the inside of the book. She has an eye for detail. These pictures are very adorable. In contrast the pictures of Christ carrying the cross are in black and white until the part where the robin gets his red breast and then there is a bit of red as well. These pictures are dark and sad, but also show that they were happening in the past.

I really liked the story and although I had heard of it before, it is nice to have a book to share the legend with my children. The physical copy is very nice to own. I will be making a tradition of reading this to my younger children for Easter.



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Sarah Sobocinski said...

We always get the kids something little and fill their Eastern baskets with candy. We hide them around the house for them to find. We also dye eggs.

Mary T said...

Being a grandparent, we no longer dye eggs at our home. We leave that tradition to our grown children and their families. Instead, I buy the plastic eggs and load them up with coins, candy and small treats. We host a family get-together on the Saturday before Easter, share a meal, have an egg hunt, and enjoy our time together. That way, everyone can attend their own church on Easter Sunday.

shawneemom said...

We try to keep it traditional and keep the commercial aspects (buying gifts) out of it. We of course go to church on Easter Sunday and then discuss (also leading up to easter) with the kids about the real meaning of Easter and what it means to us.

Shakeia Rieux said...

We dye eggs,bake cupcakes and have an easter egg hunt