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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A must-have for young animal lovers everywhere!

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Praise from Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE, Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace

'This is a powerful and important book. Farm animals have emotions similar to our pets and this is conveyed in Roth's enchanting illustrations. It will make children—and their parents—think. But it will not lead to nightmares, rather respect and compassion for the creatures whose wellbeing is in our hands.'

For ages:

6 – 9 years old

3 – 7 years old

7 – 10 years old

Reading level

2nd – 4th grade

Preschool – 2nd grade

2nd – 5th grade

Follow the lives of various animal characters as they introduce vegetarianism and veganism to early readers – a fantastic addition to any bookshelf!

Introducing 3 to 7 year olds to the ABCs of a compassionate lifestyle. A must-have for parents, teachers, and activists!

Confident young readers learn the many opportunities they have to make ethical decisions about the environment in this fully-illustrated storybook guide. Would make a wonderful gift!

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