When Madeline Finn attends the Blessing of the Animals with Bonnie and Star, she finds herself thinking about the gifts each of us have to offer—even the small people—and looking for an opportunity to share hers with the animals at her local shelter.
Madeline Finn is excited to take Star and Bonnie to the Blessing of the Animals at the Winter Fest. There are lots of other animals and their owners in line for blessings, but Miss Mary, the reverend, has a moment and a special message for each of them. Madeline Finn can tell that each animal feels happy when they’re done. How does Miss Mary know what to say to each of them? And what even is a blessing? What should you do with yours?
Inspired by the experience, Madeline Finn decides to share some blessings of her own with the animals at her local shelter. After all, each of those animals has something to offer and is deserving of recognition. As Miss Mary says, “Everyone has a blessing inside. We just have to look for it.”
Full-color illustrations were rendered in pencil, with watercolor and digital coloring.