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Little Robin's Christmas
     

Little Robin's Christmas

by Jan Fearnley
 

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It's a week before Christmas and Little Robin has everything ready, including a nice warm vest for each frosty day. But Little Robin didn't count on meeting seven chilly friends, and his generosity gets the best of him as he shares his vests with the animals he meets. With no vest left for himself, poor little Robin huddles on an icy roof ... until someone very

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It's a week before Christmas and Little Robin has everything ready, including a nice warm vest for each frosty day. But Little Robin didn't count on meeting seven chilly friends, and his generosity gets the best of him as he shares his vests with the animals he meets. With no vest left for himself, poor little Robin huddles on an icy roof ... until someone very special comes to the rescue.

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Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Little Robin has seven vests and each day during the week before Christmas, he gives one away to a person needier than he is. Finally vestless on the snowy cold night and far from home, Robin falls asleep. Santa, who observed his selflessness, picks him up and takes him back to Mrs. Claus who knits a little red vest. On his way home, Robin encounters a man who cries out "Merry Christmas Little Robin Redbreast!" A bit of a pourquoi tale, a play on words, and the spirit of Christmas are all rolled together into one book. The illustrations are amusing and have charm, but the word play may float over the heads of the very youngest listeners.
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2--A pourquoi story of sorts that describes the generous spirit of a small bird. Seven days before Christmas, Little Robin washes and irons each of his seven vests. On the first day, he wears his white one to the pond, but gives it away to cold Frog. Six days before Christmas, he gives his green one to freezing Hedgehog. Each subsequent day he offers a vest to a friend who needs it more than he does. Finally, he is caught on a roof in the snow with nothing to wear. Luckily for him, Santa is en route and rescues the small bird whose generosity has not gone unnoticed. Santa takes him to Mrs. Claus, who knits him a lovely red vest (making him Robin Redbreast). The glowing watercolor-and-ink illustrations depict plump woodland creatures and a Santa Claus who sports a hip ponytail. The charm and warmth of the story and the illustrations combine to make this a fitting choice for most collections.--MMH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589253711
Publisher:
ME Media, LLC
Publication date:
09/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.17(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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