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Little Robin Red Vest

Little Robin Red Vest

Author Jan Fearnley




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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 shivering animals and kindly offers them his vests to wear. But – oh no! – on Christmas Eve, Little Robin is cold and alone with no vests left! That is, until a special someone arrives to reward his kindness . . .

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What the Critics Said

“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.”

Lancashire Evening Post

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

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Chinese (complex), French, Dutch, Italian, Greek, US English, Russian, German

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