My kids and I have chosen some fabulous books that are fun, touching, uplifting & informative. All of these stories are suitable for young children and will teach your child about respect for our earth’s creatures!
If your book, or a book you love does not end up on our list, please let me know about it in the comment section!
The Vegan Mom’s #1 favorite children’s book is “That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals” by Ruby Roth
The title of this book gets right to the point, and the reader is immediately pulled into the inner lives of animals. We learn about their personalities, their likes, dislikes, what makes them happy, sad, scared and excited. So basically children learn that animals are not much different than you and I.
A full review of ”That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals” is available on my blog under the category “reviews”. Please check it out!
Another fabulous book, that will have your children asking the question “how does it feel to be food” is
“Garlic-Onion-Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice” by Nathalie VanBalen. Yep, that’s what it’s called, and it will really make kids take a second look at what they eat! Please look for my full review of this book, on this blog under the category “reviews”.
“Our Farm” by Maya Gottfried is a book based on animals from “Farm Sanctuary”, a safe haven for rescued farm animals. There are lots of little poems about animals who live, or once lived there. The short stories are very sweet and the pictures are adorable. Young children will really enjoy this touching book.
“Herb The Vegetarian Dragon” by Jules Bass & Debbie Harter is a “magical” story about a “veggie loving” dragon and the meat eating dragons he is surrounded by. Children will learn about peace, love & standing up for what is right!! “A very fun book to read”!!
A classic book with a beautiful message of love, and a reminder about the gifts that nature offers us, is “The Giving Tree” by Shel Silverstein. In this story, a simple tree is able to offer a lifetime of gifts to a boy. This special tree gives & and gives… until there is hardly anything left of it to give. I always shed a tear when I finish reading this story, but I always feel a little extra appreciation for nature and the living world around us. “I hope that someday, we will begin to give a little more, and take less from this beautiful planet”.