Published by Katherine Tegen Books
Summary: Step by step, readers are taken through the early part of a robin’s life cycle, starting when two robins mate and build a nest together. Soon there are four blue eggs in the nest. After the babies hatch out of the eggs, the parents are busy providing them with food and protection, including a dramatic battle with a snake that crawls up the tree. Eventually the young robins learn to fly and leave the nest. They’ll survive the winter together, the old nest covered in snow. Includes an author’s note with additional information about robins. 40 pages; ages 3-8.
Pros: A perfect introduction to robins, with just the right amount of information for picture book readers. The illustrations are outstanding, showing lots of details in black and white with occasional splashes of blue for the sky and eggs.
Cons: As is so often the case, there wasn’t quite enough back matter to satisfy me.