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"... each entry pours warm feelings on a different type of animal, from goldfish to guinea pig to galloping steed."

- Kirkus  

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"No doubt kids of all ages will enjoy these heartwarming poems."

- Jama's Alphabet Soup

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"The adorable illustrations by the incomparable Lita Judge capture the personalities of each of these beloved creatures.  Lita’s whimsical paintings skillfully illustrate the bond between humans and their pets. " 

-Tangles & Tails

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Bless Our Pets: Poems of Gratitude for Our Animal Friends

edited by Lee Bennett Hopkins

illustrated by Lita Judge

Eerdmans Books for Young Readers


ISBN-13: 9780802855466

Ebook ISBN: ​9781467465977

featuring poems by

• Ann Whitford Paul
• Rebecca Kai Dotlich 
• Linda Trott Dickman
• Eric Ode
• Ralph Fletcher
• Sarah Grace Tuttle
• Kristine O’Connell George
• Darren Sardelli
• B.J. Lee
• Charles Ghigna
• Lois Lowry
• Prince Redcloud
• Joan Bransfield Graham
• Lee Bennett Hopkins

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