cover image The Story of the Easter Robin

The Story of the Easter Robin

Dandi Daley Mackall, , illus. by Anna Vojtech. . Zonderkidz, $15.99 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-310-71331-9

During a chilly spring, Tressa is concerned about a robin's eggs, but her grandmother assures her that God will protect them. In a scene that readers might find unsettling in the context of the preceding, the two blow the “gooey insides” out of chicken eggs to make oschter-foggel (Easter birds). Tressa's grandmother then shares the Pennsylvania Dutch story of how the robin got its red breast—pulling a thorn from Jesus' forehead. A textured alternative to fluffier Easter fare. Ages 4–7. (Mar.)