Book Review, “The Berenstain Bears Our Pets,” Mike Berenstain author

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The Berenstain Bears Bless Our Pets, a Living Lights title, by Mike Berenstain, is adorable. The illustrations are delightful and age appropriate for young children. The story touches upon the issues that arise when pets are a part of any family.

In this story, the Berenstain Bears bring their pets to a special service on Sunday, the Blessing of the Pets. As one might expect, however, the Chapel lawn becomes a regular zoo with so many animals: cats, rats, goats, snakes, fish, and birds. The Bear Country neighbors soon realize that the situation is never predictable with pets involved.

This is a wonderful book. It is quick to read and would hold the attention of any young child. I especially liked that it combines a love of pets with the responsibilities that go along with them. However, as some churches do not believe in blessing pets, one might need to explain to their youngster whether or not such a service would apply to their particular family.

I would recommend this book to anyone with young children.


I received this book free from the publisher and was not required to write a positive review.


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