Reading/Interest Level: Preschool, Primary
Author: Michael Morpurgo
Illustrator: Kerry Hyndman
This is a poetic and artistic expression of a robin's holiday journey home through storm, danger, and injury in time for him to spend the holidays with his family. He meets obstacles and overcomes them and makes a friend who helps him get back on his way. It is a long trip for the little bird but his family is waiting so he persists.
This book is very beautifully illustrated. However, the poetry is a bit stretched and convoluted in a few places. This keeps the overall book from complete success. Still, the lovely illustrations and sweet story make this book an amazing Christmas gift.