Sunday, April 2, 2017

STORYBOOK SUNDAY: The Berenstain Bears: Bless Our Pets by Mike Berenstain

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We're celebrating another day of bookish fun with Storybook Sunday! For those not up to speed on the post, I read a lot of great storybooks and thought, why not give them their own day in the sun. Hence, Storybook Sunday! Feel free to join the fun and create a post on your own site with the same name. I'd love to see any linked up in the comments! Anywho...back to the matter at hand.

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Today, we're exploring between the pages of the latest Berenstain Bears release via Zonderkidz.  It's a story that shines a light on a religious celebration began many many moons ago that many recreate each year to bring the blessings of Him to His creations and our best friends.  Without further ado, let's welcome today's book of choice...

9780310748823, The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Pets, Mike Berenstain

by
Mike Berenstain
9780310748823
Zonderkidz

Though annually celebrated in October as we follow in the footsteps of the tradition St. Francis of Assisi established, many churches hold a short service in the same vein around Easter.  For those who've never attended or perhaps are of a faith that does not observe this particular celebration, it's a time when members of the congregation can bring their pets to a special service where a blessing will be imparted by the priest, asking that God extend His love to our beloved animal friends, and protect them in the coming year. It's a beautiful service that will set little ones eyes and hearts alight with all the fur (and non fur) babies in attendance, while reminding us how blessed we are to have them enrich our lives on the daily.

In classic Berenstain Bear tradition, the Bear family cubs not only learn what the even entails, but get the chance to experience it on their own, along with Little Lady, Gracie, Swish, and Cutesy.  The illustrations bring the story to life showcasing the wide variety of His creations that we make a part of our lives for the sheer pleasure of their company as well as a means of living.  Preacher Brown does a wonderful job of sharing the message of goodwill wished to all...and of peace when things get anything but peaceful.  Let's just say, sometimes cats and dogs don't seem to mix, but in the end, the love of the day wins out imparting the blessings sought by all.

Hamilton gave it two paws up!

Recommended read for you and yours this season or any other...and don't forget to let your fur kids in on it too!



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Special thanks to Liane at HarperCollins for the copy for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the series, or the publisher, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now via Zonderkidz, an imprint of HarperCollins, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!



1 comment:

Christina / Book Addict said...

My son is obsessed with Berenstain Bears, so I will have to get a copy of this one. I love the message in it. Your dog is adorable by the way. :) Thanks for putting this one on my radar.

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