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Publication date: 03 Oct 2019
ISBN: 9781788002707
Size: 290 x 250 mm
Length: 32 pages
Picture Books

Little Robin Red Vest


The timeless Christmas classic by bestselling, award-winning author, Jan Fearnley, is now available with beautiful new art for a new generation.

One frosty evening, a week before Christmas, Little Robin washes and irons seven warm vests for the chilly nights to come. As the days go by, he comes across lots of cold and shivering animals, and kindly offers them his vests to wear. But – oh no! – on Christmas Eve, Little Robin is cold and all alone with no vests left! That is, until Father Christmas arrives to reward his kindness and generosity with a perfect little red vest . . . which is just how a robin got his red breast!

Now over 20 years old, this favourite picture book classic about the true meaning of Christmas remains the perfect festive bedtime story.

From much-loved children’s author, Jan Fearnley, creator of Mr Wolf’s Pancakes.

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“A festive favourite of friendship and kindness gets a fresh new look, with updated artwork.”

The Bookseller Children’s Previews

“This charming story is a real heart-warmer and has a lovely traditional vibe. It could become an annual family favourite and has an Aesop’s fable feel to it that makes it really memorable.”


“Jan Fearnley’s illustrations are delightfully bright and cosy even as she creates scenes of snowy winter landscapes, and the surprise of the final pages will leave everyone basking in the true Christmas spirit.”

Books for Keeps

“Every time I see a robin now I think of this story. It captures the joyful spirit of this bird and uses it to remind us that generosity will bring us greater happiness than want. A true Christmas classic and one I recommend to all my friends.”

Book Murmuration (blog)

“This one is also a great book to teach children about kindness and the spirit of giving especially at Christmas.”

The Ladybird’s Adventures (blog)

“It’s a lovely, heart-warming story that manages to convey the message of Christmas spirit and kindness without feeling didactic or sickly sweet.”

Bellis Does Books (blog)

“With a silver-foiled front cover, rich and expressive illustrations, and a story to warm the cockles of every reader’s heart, this is the perfect snuggle-up Christmas book to share with your little ones.”

“I think this book will be a Christmas favourite for many more years to come.”

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