The Story of the Easter Robin by Dandi Daley Mackall

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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 Story of the Easter Robin will captivate and teach your child about compassion and faith.

About Dandi Daley Mackall

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Dandi Daley Mackall is the author of over 400 books and still can't believe she gets to write for a living, helping children of all ages grow spiritually. She and her husband, Joe, both write from rural Ohio, where they're blessed with three children and a variety of horses, dogs, and cats. Anna Vojtech has illustrated numerous books for children, including folktales and stories about nature. Anna was raised in Prague, Czechoslovakia (now the Czech Republic) - a magical place for a young girl to grow up. Since 1982 she has lived on Cape Ann, Massachusetts, with her husband and their two sons.
Published January 27, 2012 by Zonderkidz. 32 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Mackall offers a trite, heavy-handed story of a little girl named Tressa and her grandmother, who are preparing decorations for Easter as they observe a robin's nest on their windowsill.

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