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That's Why We Don't Eat Animals : A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things - Ruby Roth

That's Why We Don't Eat Animals

A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things

By: Ruby Roth

Hardcover

Published: 26th May 2009
For Ages: 6 - 9 years old
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Targeted to early readers ages six to ten, Ruby Roth's nonfiction book presents a showcase of brilliant illustrations featuring animals both in their natural, fulfilling setting and then in cramped, factory-farm misery, to carry the clear, firm message of veganism's virtue. Pigs, turkeys, cows, and even quails, dolphins, and turtles take the stage to exhibit with unflinching candour the conditions animals face on factory farms. While the message is sobering and serious, animals are also shown in their natural state rooting around, bonding, nuzzling, cuddling, grooming one another, and generally charming each other with their family instincts and colourful rituals. "That's Why We Don't Eat Animals" makes the case sensitively for both vegetarianism and veganism with gorgeous artwork and a clear, firm stance about the needs of animals and the peril to the greater 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, educational, and engaging work is a key resource for parents and children looking to learn more about veganism and vegetarianism.

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5.0

teaching children to care about animals

By Erin

from Newcastle, AU

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Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Inspirational
  • Relevant
  • Well Written

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    Best Uses

    • Reference
    • Younger Readers

    Comments about That's Why We Don't Eat Animals:

    A great colourful and inviting book to explain the Veganism philosophy to little children, as a Vegan Grandmother I will certainly be using this book to explain what I beleive

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    5.0

    Exceptional message

    By MegMaree

    from Sydney, AU

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      Comments about That's Why We Don't Eat Animals:

      I was very impressed. This book delivers this important message through beautiful illustrations and simple messaging.

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      From an opening that establishes all earthlings' mutual connection, Roth follows with evidence of humanlike behavior among animals. Turkeys dance and grieve together; they blush and fly to the treetops when the moon comes out. In factory farms they have no freedom and are made too fat to fly. Fish, cattle, ducks, geese, chickens and pheasants are all similarly mistreated. Carnivorous diets for humans are destroying the rainforests and killing endangered species. This tract spends most of its time supporting the idea that animals are very like people and too cute to eat. The unsubtle illustrations feature black-bead - eyed animals that are adorable in the wild but terrified and dirty on the farms. Environmental impact gets a mention, but health concerns (for humans) get no ink at all. Also, the suggestion that pets can survive on a vegetarian diet can kill those that are carnivores in the wild. Children young enough for this are in no position to make dietary choices for themselves; it will work best for children in already vegan or vegetarian households. (Informational picture book. 6-10) (Kirkus Reviews)

      ISBN: 9781556437854
      ISBN-10: 1556437854
      Audience: Children
      For Ages: 6 - 9 years old
      For Grades: 1 - 4
      Format: Hardcover
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 48
      Published: 26th May 2009
      Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 28.6  x 1.1
      Weight (kg): 0.52