If birds are RSPB Bempton Cliffs’ favourite thing, books are not very far behind.  Which is why, following a collaboration with the RSPB, when the book of the new festive Aardman film Robin Robin came out, the cliff top team donated a copy to the local library in Bridlington.

Robin Robin is the story of a little bird trying to find her place in the world and it’s showing on Netflix until 10 January. The beautifully illustrated book of the film captures all the magic of the heart-warming TV movie. 

Members of Bridlington Library’s Chatterbooks club were one of the first to hear Robin Robin’s tale, as told by library assistant and super storyteller, Sophie.  The children also coloured in robin pictures, learnt some facts about robins and listened to the song of the robin, voted the UK’s favourite bird. 

So, without giving away any ‘spoilers’, what are the best bits of Robin Robin’s tale? Chatterbooks’ regulars, James and Lily, were keen to share their views:

‘I liked the part about wishes – but the robin is really cute too’, enthused James.

 Lily preferred ‘the bit where they get the crumbs’ and added:

 ‘It’s good to have a happy story about an orphan because in Victorian times they used to get left on the street’. 

 Communications Officer, Maria Prchlik, said:

 ‘We’re delighted to be able to share the Robin Robin story with the children of Bridlington. Its messages of inclusiveness and being true to yourself are especially appropriate during the season of goodwill. And we hope everyone who visits the library and reads Robin Robin will also join us on the cliff tops for more Robin Robin adventures’.

 There are three Robin Robin storytelling events planned at RSPB Bempton Cliffs on 18, 23 and 31 December. And the Robin Robin trail can be explored until 10 January. Full details and booking information can be found at rspb.org.uk/bemptoncliffs.   The Robin Robin book can also be purchased from the shop in the Seabird Centre.