Thursday, April 13, 2017

Nifty Gifty: The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Pets by Mike Berenstain

  • Age Range: 4 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 3
  • Series: Berenstain Bears/Living Lights
  • Paperback: 24 pages
  • Publisher: Zonderkidz (March 7, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310748828
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310748823

About the Book:

In the newest Berenstain Bear Living Lights title, The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Pets, Brother, Sister, and Honey Bear love their pets Little Lady, Gracie, Swish, and Cutsie … they are just like part of the Bear family. So when Preacher Brown holds a special Blessing of the Pets service on Sunday, the Bear family joins in. But what starts as a peaceful gathering of Bear Country neighbors and their animal friends on the lawn of the Chapel—including dogs, cats, rats, goats, and even a snake or two—ends up needing a little heavenly intervention.

My Thoughts:

Once again, Mike Berenstain creates a winning storybook for little readers that celebrates an event I'm not familiar with, but I know is a very big deal to many believers.  "Bless Our Pets" tells the story about Brother and Sister Bear and the excitement of taking their pets to church in order to have a prayer said for them.

From teaching their animals songs, to cleaning them up nice and spiffy, the antics the Berenstains endure to get to the church on time for the annual blessing of the pets is heartwarming and hilarious.  Even if this isn't an event you and your family take part in, your children will realize that even their beloved furry friends are blessings from God.

Just be prepared to have your own "Bless Our Pets" day!  I received a complimentary copy from Zonderkidz with no services or opinions promised in return.  Until the next book...

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