A Prayer for the Animals
Daniel Kirk has a lyrical style taking the form of a prayer and pairing each line with vivid illustrations of various animals, showing a wide range from farm animals to wild ones. The writing is simple yet has a lot to teach about the well-treatment of animals by encouraging children to have respect. A respect not just for animals but a respect for the environment in which these animals live. Kirk accomplishes this by comparing their lives to our own and wishing for them to have good food, safety, and to be with family and friends. This comparison shows children animals are living creatures who deserve comforts and happy lives. The illustrations depict animals happy and at peace by showing them as each wish mentioned, so children are treated with an octopus living deep below and by a fox enjoy the simple breeze. Kirk aims to make these wishes a reality. The colors used are bright and warm, bringing out happiness through the illustrations with each page containing sweet pictures that have vivid details of animals in their habitats. A Prayer for the Animals is a charming read perfect to share with family and will make a sweet bed time story.
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|Page Count||32 pages|
|Publisher||Abrams Books for Young Readers|
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