Official Review: The Robin That Could Not Sing

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Official Review: The Robin That Could Not Sing

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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "The Robin That Could Not Sing" by Raymond Dunn.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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“In a forest where singing is king, it’s hard being a robin that can not sing.”

What do you do when you don’t fit in? How can you feel relevant when you are not like anyone else? The Robin That Could Not Sing is a children’s book by Dr. Raymond Dunn that teaches a valuable lesson about embracing your uniqueness. This 32-page story follows a young robin who was desperately trying to sing but to no avail. He was teased and ostracized, but his parents encouraged him and assured him he had a purpose. How could not being able to sing have a purpose? Read this lovely book and find out. You may be surprised—I was!

The colorful full-page illustrations by Lilian Barac were breathtaking. My favorite aspect of this book was turning the page to absorb the next brilliant picture. I read this book in paperback and e-book formats, and I actually preferred the e-book because the pictures filled the whole screen; there was nothing to distract you from the artwork. The pages expertly displayed the robins in their habitat, and our perturbed protagonist was identified easily by his special markings.

The writing had an easy cadence, and the words were few but conveyed the message well. This book will engage readers ten years old and under, and the adults sharing this story will also find gems. There was one particular scene that I cherished. Our poor little thrush was all alone and feeling frustrated; then he remembered the encouraging words his mother spoke to him. This was a reassuring reminder to adults that even though you cannot be with your child all the time, your affirming words will always be with them.

There was nothing I disliked about this well-written story, but regrettably, I must rate The Robin That Could Not Sing 3 out of 4 stars because of a technical issue.

I originally bought the Kindle version of this book. It comprised eleven pages, which was consistent with what Amazon advertised. Once I began reading, it was obvious this was not the complete book. I returned the e-book and purchased the paperback version which had the full story. Once this glitch is fixed, readers will be able to enjoy this charming book in either format. Until then, opt for the print version.

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Is it a children's book? nicely reviewed short yet informative.

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This sounds like a lovely picture book! I love the wholesome message. Thank you for notifying readers about the ebook glitch.

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This one seems like something I would recommend to a friend's kid. Pretty pictures always come in handy. Good job on the review 👍

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Parents should mind what they tell their kids; the Robin was rejuvenated when he remembered his mother's encouraging words.

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Children's books with beautiful pictures are always so much fun to read to children. I enjoyed reading your review.

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Thank you for sharing your observation regarding which format will give the most enjoyable visual experience.

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sharon titus wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 08:43
Is it a children's book? nicely reviewed short yet informative.
Yes. It’s a great book for children and anyone who enjoys escaping into a beautifully illustrated book with a positive message.
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HannahsReads wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 08:44
This sounds like a lovely picture book! I love the wholesome message. Thank you for notifying readers about the ebook glitch.
It is a wonderful story. I hope they get the e-book fixed soon—it would be great to read it remotely with young readers.
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RHD wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 09:57
This one seems like something I would recommend to a friend's kid. Pretty pictures always come in handy. Good job on the review 👍
The pictures are great, and the message is positive—the perfect combination.
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Tablito wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 12:48
Parents should mind what they tell their kids; the Robin was rejuvenated when he remembered his mother's encouraging words.
That scene was a reminder of the power (and longevity) of our words.
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Kate Park wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 14:38
Children's books with beautiful pictures are always so much fun to read to children. I enjoyed reading your review.
I must admit, I love reading children’s books occasionally when I need to take a colorful, uncomplicated break. But it is much more fun reading to a child!
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sssns wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 14:44
Thank you for sharing your observation regarding which format will give the most enjoyable visual experience.
The illustrations are wonderful. We’re probably trying to avoid more screen time for our kids, but if you are reading to kids remotely, this book would be great in e-book format (after the glitch is fixed).
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Wow this a very good children story, I'll recommend it to my younger sister, great review.
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Phelicia Gloria wrote:
14 Oct 2020, 19:04
Wow this a very good children story, I'll recommend it to my younger sister, great review.
I hope she likes it. :techie-studyingbrown:
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