Friday, February 26, 2016

The Legend of the Easter Robin, Review and Giveaway

As always, it is a joy to review for FlyBy Productions!  I love how they team up with the best of the best in Christian publishers and once again, I was not disappointed in this new product!


The Legend of the Easter Robin is a sweet tale about a little girl named Tressa and her Grandmother, who are patiently watching a robin redbreast tend to her nest outside their window.  While waiting, the grandmother tells Tressa the legend of how the robin got his red breast.  Weaving Pennsylvania Dutch tradition of egg coloring, the colors of a robin, and the Biblical account of Easter, Tressa learns about the sacrifice that Jesus made for her.


This 32 page hardback book, written for ages 4-8, may look like just another Easter story, but I found it to have much more of a lesson - that God takes cares of His creatures.  Humans included.
The grandmother's tale is one of the Easter story, but from a bird's point of view.  Yes, it is obviously not scripture perfect, but the book makes it clear that the story about how the robin's breast turned red it is a legend.  What I love about this book is that at the end there is a page dedicated to pointing out traditions and symbols that can be used to strengthen our faith and help us to remember the Easter story.

Another neat aspect of this book is that the fictional story is told with beautifully illustrated pictures by artist Richard Cowdrey, and the pictures turn to black and white when depicting the Easter story from the Bible.  I love how this visually helps children see the difference between the two parts.




While my son is right at the outer edge of the recommended ages, he thoroughly enjoyed this book and it is one we will add to our collection to be read for years to come.


If you would like a chance to win a copy of this book to add to your collection, please leave your name and a way I can reach you and a random winner will be chosen next Friday!

"Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”): Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.”

Blessings,

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway
    cricketlady29@hotmail.com

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  2. what a nice story for kids to hear on Easter. My kids need to learn that Easter doesn't just mean the Easter Bunny is here.
    nancyloring317@gmail.com

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  3. What a beautiful story! Would love to add it to our library! Thanks for the chance to win! peggclan@gmail.com

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  4. I want to win this for my 4 yr old Granddaughter, great story and they go to church so she will love it
    Crystal Walker/ critterridgetn@hotmail.com

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  5. Christina KoedijkMarch 3, 2016 at 12:55 PM

    We got this at the library last year and my kids just loved it! It would be great to own a copy.
    ccallen55@yahoo.com

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  6. This would be wonderful, thank you!
    ccallen55@yahoo.com

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  7. It looks like a beautiful book! Thanks for the giveaway. kim AT homestead-acres DOT com

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  8. We love books over here. This is a great time for such a good theme. Thanks for sharing this giveaway.

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  9. This is a beautiful book, thank you for the giveaway!
    freeman5(at)rocketmail(dot)com

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  10. Looks like an excellent story for kids. Would so love to win this book. Thank you for this chance.
    CherylB1987@hotmail.com

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    1. Congratulations Cheryl, you have won! I have emailed you!

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  11. My son would love to read this book. He's fascinated with spring and especially birds. I would love to read this to him. He loves learning about God

    Kristin G
    marleykristin@hotmail.com

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  12. Looks like a great book! j4bether@gmail.com

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  13. I would love to win this to read to my little man,
    rachel jenkins
    magallanesra_3024@yahoo.com

    Thank you :)

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