Saturday, February 20, 2016
The Legend of the Easter Robin by Dandi Daley Mackall
The original text of this book was published in 2010, but has been re-released recently with new illustrations by Richard Cowdrey. Based on an old Pennsylvania Dutch tale, this legend has been around a long time and celebrates the robin's compassion and Christ's sacrifice.
There are many ideas in the story to help us connect this time of year with the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. The story takes place in spring, and Mr. Cowdrey has done a wonderful job with the illustrations, giving the readers bright, colorful pictures for most of the story, and more somber pictures for the seriousness of the crucifixion.
It's a sweet story of a girl and her grandmother, a robin family, spring and Easter. Woven throughout the book are connections of spring, the robins, Christ's sacrifice and more. My own girls enjoyed the story very much.
I received a free copy of this book from BookLook Bloggers in exchange for this review.