A prayer book full of blessings for children to read and say to celebrate the lives of wild animals and God’s love for them.
Endearing illustrations bring life to a selection of heart-warming prayers that express the joy children find in animals, as well as their hopes and dreams for all the animals of the world. From butterflies to bears, Africa to Australia and forests to oceans, the collection includes prayers for the conservation of the animals’ habitats and the care and protection for the environment. Charming illustrations from Tina Macnaughton make this an extra-appealing book of prayers.
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All things bright and beautiful,
all creatures great and small,
all things wise and wonderful,
The Lord God made them all.
That beautiful verse is, of course, included in Preyers for Wild Animals, a child’s delightful introduction to being part of the world of nature. There are four sections: Quiet Green Places, Wild Wide Spaces, Look to the Skies and Hope for our World. The first three, beautifully illustrated by Tina Macnaughton, show gentle animals, small and large, in their habitats. The prayers ask to let children see the miracles of insect and animal life around them. The last section, Hope for our World, encourages children to be responsible stewards of out planet and gives them easy ways to do so. Reduce, reuse and recycle are themes.
Prayers for Wild Animals, by Deborah Lock, is designed to make caring for the world of nature anintegral part of a child’s daily prayers. Two designated sections allow the child to voice his/her own prayers. It’s a thoughtful gift and a book to read aloud and discuss. 5 stars.
Thank you to NetGalley, Lion Hudson LTD, Deborah Lock and Tina Macnaughton for this ARC.
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This book is exactly what it says it is, prayers for wild animals. The accompanying illustrations are sweet and appropriate. My animal loving daughter would have loved this book when she was younger.
This is lovely story for children about god, animals and help keep the environment clean and safe for animals to. The illustrations are beautiful and my favourite is the blue tits. This is educational book I feel and the writing is about right on each page and easy to follow.
Thank you NetGalley for letting me read this book.
Prayers for Wild Animals is a beautifully written and illustrated book celebrating all creatures great and small. I read it to my 4 year old son and we both really enjoyed it.
Thank you to NetGalley and Lion Hudson Ltd for my ARC.
Such a precious book!
It's the illustrations that got me so happy. Kids will definitely love this!
The prayers are something we all have seem to have forgotten.
We tend to neglect other beings which are definitely suffering due to our neglect and indifference.
And this little beautiful book of prayers for the wildlife is something we never thought we would need but we do.
Such a refreshing book!
Thank you, author/artist and the publisher, for the advance reading copy.
I am going to get myself a physical copy of this book when it gets released. I know this is a strange way to start a review but I cannot help myself but express how much I enjoyed reading the PDF version of this book
This is such an amazing book containing prayers for all kinds of animals. Prayers to protect their habitats themselves and ultimately the preservation and flourishing of of the environment. Accompanied by beautiful and colourful illustrations this book was definitely one of the the memorable book of 2021. I was in complete awe reading it.
From terrestrial to aquatic animals this book is a must read for all the kids such as to show them that every animal carries out a important role assigned by the God help the environment. Also to impart knowledge about the impacts and effects of extinction of some of the most important species of the animal kingdom. Read a few pages on the whole book rest assured I can say that it is going to be an impactful read.