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.
This new Berenstain Bear book is being released today March 7th!
I'm not going to lie I was a little worried at where this story would go since our Bible does not say a whole lot about pets and heaven, etc etc.
At the beginning it did have Proverbs 12:10- The righteous care for the needs of their animals.
An appropriate scripture to start us out with. The book introduces that the church will be doing "A Blessing of the animals" which I thought was a fun idea. Then my mind start to question it... like how crazy would church be if everyone brought their pets?! I know my dog would be barking and trying to get every other animal to run with her so I could imagine the chaos.
I started to laugh as my thoughts became part of the story. A cat scratched the pastors dog after the dog growled a little bit at it which caused all the animals to go crazy. The pastor got all the animals under control and the story ended being a fun one with laughter and reminding us that God blessed us with animals for joy!
Overall, this book is a fun one to read to kids. It makes you laugh and think about how enjoyable our pets are. It also makes you think about how creative our God is as creating all the different types of animals!
Thanks Zondervan for sending me this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I was not paid for this review and all opinions expressed are 100% mine.