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Review Date: July 9th, 2020
Written By: By: Henry Cole
In the spring, a robin sings to find another robin. Together, they build a nest with twigs and grass. The mother robin lays the beautiful blue eggs. She will keep the eggs warm in the nest until they hatch into baby robins.
This book is so gorgeously rendered! I absolutely love the sparse and impactful use of blue within the otherwise black and white inked drawings. The style of the artwork reminds me of an old drawing my grandpa drew that inspired me so much as a kid. I also love this story. It’s a really great way to show the life of a bird nest, start to finish, and everything that is happening inside it from its construction to its abandonment. Madeline really connected with the part where the baby birds became fledglings and were out of the nest learning to fly, since we encountered two fledglings after a rainstorm this spring and helped them get to safety so our cat wouldn’t spot them before they figured out their wings. We have a definite soft spot for birds in this family (the girls have had our pet birds as part of their lives for their entire lives) and this one has that classic picture book feel to it that makes me think we will keep this one around for a long time.