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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!
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Hardcover, 32 pages
Published February 14th 2010 by Zonderkidz
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Todd
Apr 30, 2010 Todd rated it did not like it
I'm not sure if I disliked the text or the illustrations of this book more. I'm always interested in learning about legends such as "how the robin got its red breast" in this case. However, the heavy-handed, unfortunately sanctimonious Christian message is very unappealing. The relationship between the granddaughter (Tressa) and her grandmother is sweet enough, but Tressa seems awfully young to be having thoughts like "a million things could go wrong when a robin tried to nest this early". Reall ...more
Chris
Apr 11, 2011 Chris rated it it was amazing
If you'd like to get something other than candy for the Easter basket, why not a book. There are 55 Easter books listed on Amazon published since 2009. Most are of course about eggs, the one noted here is not. It is a wonderful book about a child's concern for the baby robins and her "Gran" who tells her of the legend. It is beautifully illustrated and will catch a child's eye and imagination.

I did a post last week on my blog about Easter books.Each week I do interviews with published authors wh
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Apr 10, 2012 Emily (emjoy20) rated it it was amazing
I don't usually add children's books to my list but this is one I definitely want to add to an Easter collection for my kids. Beautiful illustrations and a wonderful Easter message.
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