May all of the animals of the earth
And the animals of the sky
And the animals of the sea
Be at peace.
This lyrical picture book from bestselling author and illustrator Daniel Kirk encourages young children to be kind to all the animals of the world. Kirk’s loving and hopeful verse blesses and gives warm wishes to farm animals, house pets, wild animals, and other creatures. Sure to warm the hearts of children and parents alike, this book is perfect to curl up with at bedtime.
"This large, colorfully illustrated picture book gives a strong, simple plea on behalf of the animals that inhabit the Earth . . . Young readers will be drawn to the cute animal faces, and the heartfelt text—presenting itself with conscious simplicity and profundity—may instill a sense of empathy for the other creatures of the planet, one that could possibly grow into a greater curiosity to discover more."Kirkus Reviews
"The book’s prayerful wish is simple and powerful, and it could work equally well as a meaningful bedtime read or a discussion starter about what stewardship means."Publishers Weekly
"Simple, heartfelt text warmly bestows a wish of harmony, well-being, and empathy for planet’s wildlife. Large, full-spread, colorful illustrations of idyllic, placid-faced animals (wild and domestic alike) accompany and amplify the message . . . A kind and loving message for young readers, which will encourage them to be good stewards and enjoy all living things."School Library Journal