Monday, February 22, 2016

On Robins' Nests, Blue Eggs, and Jesus . . . a Children's Giveaway


Truth be told, longing for the refreshing breezes of early springtime, I grabbed hold of the opportunity to feature this children's Easter book simply because of the captivating illustration on the cover.

And, yes, sometimes you can tell a book by its cover!  What a lovely, inspiring read!

Jesus' awesome sacrifice and incredible love are woven into The Legend of the Easter Robin : An Easter Story of Compassion and Faith by Dandi Daley Mackall, with its priceless illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator Richard Cowdrey.  In this warm tale of faith and trust, an old Pennsylvania Dutch legend is brought to life yet once again in this book for 4 - 8 year olds.

But no matter what your age, you're going to treasure it, too.

I can't wait to curl up and share the beauty of the story and its pages with my own little sweeties.  And I have a copy for one reader who leaves a comment on this post by Thursday, February 25th, at 9 am {eastern, US and Canada only}.





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Disclosure (in accordance with the FTC's 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising: Many thanks to Propeller Consulting, LLC for providing this prize for the giveaway. Choice of winners and opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post.
Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway.  If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win.  Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.

40 comments:

  1. Oh, that looks like a sweet one, Linda! Thanks for sharing. (And, the cover *is* beautiful.) :)

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    1. Brenda ... it's a real heart-grabber, isn't it?

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  2. Love the illustrations too. Is it as good as tear soup??????

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    1. Yep, Carol, the illustrations are just as compelling as the ones in TEAR SOUP {which I'm going to feature in my next book post!}

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  3. what a wonderful book! <3 have a lovely day!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful! The illustrations are stunning! Thank you for sharing the book and video promo.

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    1. Didn't you love the video's background music?

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  5. The boys might like this! Thanks Linda:)

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  6. Oh wow, Linda! The cover illustration already warmed my heart and drew me in, and the message in the video brings tears to my eyes. What a beautiful story for my grandkids to hear! Or any child! Even grown-ups! :) Thanks for offering the freebie. Blessings and hugs to you!

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    1. Trudy ... don't you love when a book touches all of us in a single read?

      Just so cool ...

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  7. Hi Linda! You're right. The illustrations are gorgeous. It appears as though the meaning inside is just as beautiful. This book looks like a keeper for young ones.

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  8. Oh, how I love this cover as well, Linda! The view of the video and the story sound precious indeed! I so wish I had any grandchildren left in that category! Thanks for this beautiful promise of spring as I look out at a very sunshiny day here and 51 degrees (and a promise of rain moving to snow tomorrow)!

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    1. 51 degrees and sunny's sounding mighty fine right about now!

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  9. The cover is captivating! I love children's books and after retiring I kept them all. Teacher resources are long gone but the children's books are for when I have some sweeties of my own. Thanks for the review!

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    1. Won't that be fun to share all your gathered treasures with your very own little ones someday!

      Trust me, it's one of life's best pleasures!

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  10. Hi Linda! Another fun giveaway here! You are true to your word about your blog themes for the new year. I hope your little ones are as captivated as you are to read this fun book :) I think It'd be a hit with my littles too.
    Blessings my friend,
    Ceil

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    1. I bet they just love snuggling up with their Granny! Have you written stories for them? Have you thought about writing children's books?

      I'll be your publicity agent!!!

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  11. Such a lovely cover and the inside story just looks as wonderful! Thanks for a chance to win, so awesome :)

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  12. Hi Linda. Even if I don't won this book I'd like to thank you for this wonderful Easter gift idea for my grandchildren. I don't know how I've never heard of this story before. I love it and so will the kids. Thank you Linda! I'm fairly new to your blog and enjoy it immensely!

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    1. Welcome, Debby! It means so much that you'd take the time to introduce yourself. I'm so happy to have you doing community with us here ...

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  13. I am subscibed and all set up. I can't believe i never made the change to your new site. and looking over you site I see you went to Cairn University. When did you go there? We got connected with that school when my son went there.

    Glad to be connected once again. I'll spend more time here catching up!
    cjh

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    1. Yay-Hey, Carol! I'm so glad you're back with us again, friend. Grateful to have found you hanging out at Dolly's ... what a fun reunion this is!

      I did my graduate work at Cairn and finished in 2000. My daughter graduated in 1999 and her husband in 2000. I discovered their Masters in Christian Counseling program while we were visiting her there a few years before.

      I was able to do the work over two summers and many weekends and individual weeks, commuting from NY to PA. The work changed my life. The travel just about did me in.

      ;-}

      It was all so very worth it ... it's a fabulous school.

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  14. Hello Linda, how are you? Well looks like a very beautiful book. No worries about entry for the contest. I'm in Nigeria. *smiles*
    Thanks for always checking up on me friend. I do appreciate it. Never had time to finish my training with you....may have to send you an email if that's ok
    Blessings to you

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    1. Wow! Nigeria! You are traveling, girl! May there be joy and safety on your journey ... and yes, do be in touch about that coaching session! For sure!

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  15. Sweet read. I am longing for spring as well.

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  16. Linda,
    We were going through boxes in the attic and it seems I have 9 boxes of children's books alone - ones I read to my children...ones I used when I taught preschool...ones I just liked and thought of future grandchildren. This looks like a great one to add to the collection!! Count me in :)
    Wishing you a blessed Wednesday,
    Bev xx

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    1. What a perfect addition to your treasure trove, Bev ... I love a good visit to a well-stocked attic, don't you?

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  17. Though I don't have any "little sweeties" yet, I would love to win this and pass it along to one of the young couples in our church, Linda. Sounds like delightful book that points the "little sweeties" to the Lord! What could be better than that?!

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    1. Blessed is your church, Beth. For they have you and Gary ministering to them oh so well ...

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  18. What a lovely give away! May have to order that one for my grands!
    God Bless You, Friend!

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    1. A quiet reading time would be good for granny, too!

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  19. What an adorable book, Linda. I love the cover. I've always wished I could illustrate that type of beauty. I can't believe Easter is just around the corner. I feel like time is absolutely flying by these days, my friend!

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    1. With your range of talents, I betcha could, Candace ...

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  20. Aw, cute. I would love to read them myself. :)

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'I want the people in my life to know that when they come to me, with whatever is on their mind or heart, they will be heard. I am dedicated to hearing the hearts of those around me.'
~ Adam McHugh, The Listening Life

Linda