The Tale of Jolly Robin by Arthur Scott Bailey

The Tale of Jolly Robin

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Jolly Robin is a happy go lucky bird. He does tend, however, to stick his nose into other animals’ business and believes that perhaps, they should sing or act like him. For example, Jolly believes that the way he sings is the best way and other birds should sound like he does. Jolly tries to convince some they should change their tune. Since many things in the world are new to him, he also sometimes makes and spreads mistakes to his acquaintances with some unpredictable events. Arthur Scott Bailey, the author, gives each of Jolly Robin’s friends and acquaintances a unique personality, not unlike that in the wild, and like any good children’s book, teaches us about their unique behaviors while promoting good moral values.

Arthur Scott Bailey was an American writer who penned more than 40 children’s books. Mr. Bailey centered all his plots in the animal, bird, and insect worlds, weaving natural history into the stories in a way that won educator’s approval without arousing the suspicions of his young readers. He made it a habit to never “write down” to children and frequently used words beyond the average juvenile vocabulary, believing that youngsters respond to the stimulus of the unfamiliar.

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