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That's Why We Don't Eat Animals: A Book about Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things

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That’s Why We Don’t 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 state—rooting around, bonding, nuzzling, cuddling, grooming one another, and charming each other with their family instincts and rituals—and 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.

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"Declaring that 'All animals deserve the care and protection we give our pets,' newcomer Roth takes the vegetarian/vegan cause to young readers. Highly stylized illustrations against white backdrops depict angular caricatures of farm animals with oversize nostrils, as a single-sided narrative compares the existence of several feathered and furred livestock with their counterparts in nature ('A factory-farmed pig may spend her whole life alone, fattened in a pen so tiny that she won't even be able to turn around.... Pigs need the sight, sound, and touch of one another.... Love is part of their nature.' Later spreads present barren landscapes in dark hues as the author touches on commercial overfishing and rain forest exploitation. Children may find the heart-tugging descriptions and images (such as the all-gray scene of jungle animals stranded in a charred wasteland or sad chickens 'crammed into cages on factory farms') a little overwhelming. Concluding with a list of tips for action around vegetarian/vegan ideals, this book — despite its lack of counterpoint or source material — is sure to raise awareness and questions. Ages 6 — 10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Featuring an endearing cast of animals shown in both their natural state and in the terrible conditions of the factory farm, this compassionate, informative book introduces vegetarianism and veganism to early reader. It offers both an entertaining read and a resource to inspire parents and children to talk about a timely, increasingly important subject. Full color.

About the Author

A vegan since 2003, Ruby Roth is an artist and illustrator living in Los Angeles. First inspired by children’s interest in healthy foods and veganism while teaching art in an after-school program, Roth has lived in Los Angeles, Kauai, and the Bay Area. This is her first children’s book.

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amabre, July 1, 2009 (view all comments by amabre)
This book is wonderful. I love the artwork of the animals and how Ruby Roth was able to illustrate such an array of emotion in their faces. The words are powerful, reasonable, and truthful without being scary.

The book is separated into sections such as pets, pigs, cows, chickens, turkeys, quail, fish, rainforest, and endangered species. The author thoroughly explains the attributes that make each species unique. These animals deserve their lives and they deserve our protection. That's the message we get.

At the end there are great suggestions for ways we can help animals (besides not eating them).
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781556437854
Author:
Roth, Ruby
Publisher:
North Atlantic Books
Subject:
Animals - Animal Welfare
Subject:
Vegetarianism
Subject:
Moral and ethical aspects
Subject:
Vegetarianism -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Subject:
Health & Daily Living - Diet & Nutrition
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20090531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 1 up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS THROUGHOUT
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
9.20x11.32x.40 in. 1.12 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Declaring that 'All animals deserve the care and protection we give our pets,' newcomer Roth takes the vegetarian/vegan cause to young readers. Highly stylized illustrations against white backdrops depict angular caricatures of farm animals with oversize nostrils, as a single-sided narrative compares the existence of several feathered and furred livestock with their counterparts in nature ('A factory-farmed pig may spend her whole life alone, fattened in a pen so tiny that she won't even be able to turn around.... Pigs need the sight, sound, and touch of one another.... Love is part of their nature.' Later spreads present barren landscapes in dark hues as the author touches on commercial overfishing and rain forest exploitation. Children may find the heart-tugging descriptions and images (such as the all-gray scene of jungle animals stranded in a charred wasteland or sad chickens 'crammed into cages on factory farms') a little overwhelming. Concluding with a list of tips for action around vegetarian/vegan ideals, this book — despite its lack of counterpoint or source material — is sure to raise awareness and questions. Ages 6 — 10." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , Featuring an endearing cast of animals shown in both their natural state and in the terrible conditions of the factory farm, this compassionate, informative book introduces vegetarianism and veganism to early reader. It offers both an entertaining read and a resource to inspire parents and children to talk about a timely, increasingly important subject. Full color.
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