“Perfect Picture Book” Friday

Little Robin Red Vest

Written and Illustrated by: Jan Fearnley

Published by:  Nosy Crow Ltd UK new edition 2018

Ages:   2 – 5 years

Theme: Giving, Compassion, Kindness

Opening Lines: Once upon a time, there was a little brown bird. His name was Robin, and this is his story.

Synopsis: Little Robin has given all his nice warm vests to seven chilly friends in need. On Christmas Eve, with no vest left for himself, he huddles on an icy roof… until someone very special comes to the rescue

Why I like this: It is a gorgeous sweet story of kindness and compassion for those in need or less fortunate than oneself. Full of heart this story is set at Christmas time with snow and the vests decorated in Christmas trees etc… and of course that special someone. But really this story could be easily told in our mid-winter (June and July) and still delight all ages. With repetition in thought, counting and colours as well as the theme of kindness and what you can do to help others in need, this book has a lot to offer during storytime And then there is the illustrations in beautiful soft snow it still has that warm glow and the expressions on each character are priceless. It’s hard to believe in this new look edition that this story is actually just over 20years old when it was first published. Beautifully presented it is sure to see in another 20 years. Such a classic. Remember to mark this one for the Christmas stocking order now.


Recorded on Nosy Crow website/ kirkus review….     https://nosycrow.com/product/little-robin-red-vest/

Teaching kids to give and be easy, fun and adventurous. Here are some ideas….   https://www.365give.ca/teach-kids-give-three-easy-steps/

I’m always happy reviewing Picture Books that come my way and share them with you.  If you would like to see more please pop over to Susanna Leonard Hills Blog where there are hundreds of books reviewed by other like minded authors and writers.  Thank you for popping in and I hope you return again soon.

About Diane Tulloch

Known also as the Patientdreamer I am a writer who loves to dream, and is passionate about writing stories for the young so that they may join me in the wonders of adventure in countries and cultures afar, and in special moments to remember.
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4 Responses to “Perfect Picture Book” Friday

  1. This looks like such a sweet little book. I love the illustration of Robin in his little vest!

  2. What an adorable cover and great review, Diane. I’ll have to see if I can find it.

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