- Blessing of the Beasts written by Ethel Pochocki and illustrated with detailed wood engravings by Barry Moser. (Large image of cover here.) The annual blessing of animals is about to happen, and Francesca, a lowly, she-roach and Martin, a reluctant skunk, wonder if they will also be welcome. This is a story of their daring adventure and their meeting a Franciscan Friar, who gives them hope. Children and adults will all want to read this charming story again and again. Book measures approximately 9″ x 7″, paperback, 40 pages. (It’s a keeper.) Appropriate for children ages 4-7.
- Superior quality, Mini Skunk finger puppet by “Folkmanis Puppets” that brings the story to life. Measures approximately 8″ long including tail, and approximately 3 ½” tall at head. (See enlarged image here. (Sorry, no roach puppet.)
- Pendant in the shape of a Tau cross with hand painted image of St. Francis, measures approximately 2″ tall and comes on a cord for wearing. Enlarged image here. Made in El Salvador. Comes in a green organza gift bag.
- Child’s St. Francis prayer card.
Soft vinyl gift basket measuring approximately 5″ tall (not including handles) x 9″ wide at brim x 7″ wide at bottom.