Robin Robin

Robin Robin

By Dan Ojari & Mikey Please

Illustrated by Briony May Smith

Picture Book

32 Pages

Ages 4-8

‎Red Comet Press

Hardcover ~ Kindle

A classic picture book inspired by the Aardman Christmas musical animation, written by the directors of the film. A chirpy young robin is adopted by a family of mice in the joyful retelling of the new animation holiday musical special from Netflix and Aardman Animation.

When her egg fortuitously rolls into a garbage dump, Robin is raised by a loving family of mice. As she grows up, her differences become more apparent. Robin sets off on the heist to end all heists to prove to her family that she can be a really good mouse – but ends up discovering who she really is.

Streaming worldwide from Christmas 2021, Robin Robin is the new collaboration between Aardman, the animation studio behind Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep, and Netflix who have over 209 million subscribers in 190 countries. Golden Globe® winner Gillian Anderson, (The Crown) and Oscar® nominee Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) lead the cast which also includes Bronte Carmichael (Christopher Robin) and Adeel Akhtar (Enola Holmes).

Robin Robin is a warm and funny, action-packed story about learning to be yourself, and the importance of love and family over all things. It is also a heartwarming and humorous story with themes of diversity, community, inclusion and acceptance – perfect for the festive season and beyond.

My Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

A beautiful story with found family. Robin the Robin rolled out of her nest, luckily the mouse family found her. She grew up with the mice, even fluffing her feathers up by her head to create little mouse ears. Each day the mouse family sneaks into the home nearby trying to grab some crumbs, but there’s a cat inside and no matter how hard Robin tries to sneak she’s not as sneaky as the mice. A wonderful Christmas story that will be a hit with the family. You can also watch the movie on Netflix – which is also wonderful with a few different twists.

Behind The Magic

Dan Ojari and Mikey Please are co-founders of the BAFTA Award-winning Parabella animation studio which is based in East London. They co-directed Robin Robin, in association with Aardman Studios and produced exclusively for Netflix. Together they authored an adaptation of the script of the Robin Robin holiday special to create a text for the classic picture book. They both live in London.

Briony May Smith is a British illustrator who has published several picture books including Stardust, written by Jeanne Willis. She both wrote and illustrated Imelda and the Goblin King, which the Wall Street Journal described as “enchantingly illustrated” and Margaret’s Unicorn” . She created early development concept art and character designs for the Robin Robin animation and then was invited to illustrate the companion picture book of the same name. Briony May Smith lives in Devon, UK.

Huge thanks to Blue Slip Media for my gifted copy in exchange for my honest review. To grab a copy for yourself just click below!

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