*** This is a new, never read book. It has a few blemishes such as a crease or edge-wear on the cover, remainder mark, but it is still crisp and new on the inside and it makes for a great reading copy. ***
Thats Why We Dont Eat Animals uses colorful artwork and lively text to introduce vegetarianism and veganism to early readers (ages six to ten). Written and illustrated by Ruby Roth, the book features an endearing animal cast of pigs, turkeys, cows, quail, turtles, and dolphins. These creatures are shown in both their natural staterooting around, bonding, nuzzling, cuddling, grooming one another, and charming each other with their family instincts and ritualsand in the terrible conditions of the factory farm. The book also describes the negative effects eating meat has on the environment. A separate section entitled What Else Can We Do? suggests ways children can learn more about the vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, such as:Celebrate Thanksgiving with a vegan feast or Buy clothes, shoes, belts, and bags that are not made from leather or other animal skins or fur. This compassionate, informative book offers both an entertaining read and a resource to inspire parents and children to talk about a timely, increasingly important subject.
For any parent looking for a childrens book to introduce some arguments on choosing the vegetarian lifestyle, Thats Why We Dont Eat Animals is a great start.
[Thats Why We Dont Eat Animals] was not grotesque or militant in any way just straightforward about the reality of eating animals and what that means for the animals and the planetThumbs up to Ruby Roth, Thats Why We Dont Eat Animals rocks!
"The text does a fine job of explaining this potentially emotional issue without being too fraught with horrifying detail. Ruby Roth is a talented illustrator and author who has written a gently informative children's book that will be indispensable to thoughtful families everywhere. I am so grateful to her for making that inevitable talk a little bit easier."
Your Vegan Mom