Discovering why the Robin’s Breast is Red

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New picture book tells a delightful tale about family, love, and faith in God

Have you ever wondered or asked why the robin’s breast is red? In a colorful picture that tells a delightful tale about family, love and faith in God, author Laura Thomas reveals to readers, especially children of all ages, the secret on Why the Robin’s Breast Is Red.

Why the Robin’s Breast Is Red is a delightful story about a family who lived in the farmland of America—a farmer, homemaker, and their children desiring a better life. The French family lives contented and happy on the deep woods of Texas. On a late bitter-cold winter day, their two daughters went into the woods where their father cuts and saws timber, but only to find out they are lost. It’s getting colder and the snow begins to fall. They are scared, cold, hungry and tired. Meanwhile, Mr. French asked their neighbors to help him find his daughters. They prayed to the Lord for the children to be safe and to survive the night. Fortunately, God hears their prayer and He sends hundreds of robins into the forest to look for the girls—and they find them under the large oak tree. What the robins do next is significant in giving the girls warmth throughout the cold night, which makes their breasts red.

With Why the Robin’s Breast Is Red, readers and children of all ages will learn more about the value of family, love, and faith in God. For more information on this book, log on to

About the Author
Laura Thomas was born in Houston, Texas. She is the daughter of Pete and Mary Araiza. She is the youngest of four children. Thomas enjoys reading, writing, and spending hours on her computer. She and her husband Ron have a small farm in rural East Texas, which they love dearly. Small-town living is a wonderful life; most of the folks, friends, and neighbors are hardworking Americans they care deeply about. She and Ron take vacations twice a year or more, just to get away from the grind and the work schedule. She has worked in management for a large corporation for some time. Hard work has shown her there is goodness in people and sometimes rewards that don’t come easy. If one hopes to have hopes and dreams, it is just a moment away.

Why the Robin’s Breast Is Red * by Laura Thomas
A Story of Our Lord, Family, and Love
Publication Date:
Publication Date: February 22, 2010
Picture Book; $21.99; 38 pages; 978-1-4500-4771-5
Picture Book Hardcover; $31.99; 38 pages; 978-1-4500-4772-2

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