“That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals” Children’s Book Giveaway

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cover copyWhile we live a mostly vegetarian lifestyle, my family does eat some meat.  And yes, sometimes it bothers me that we do, simply because I know that in many instances our food isn’t treated very fairly before it reaches the table.  When we do eat chicken, for instance, we only get the good free range stuff.  And although our main reasons for shunning steaks and potroast is for health purposes, I certainly understand why some families opt to be vegetarian simply on the basis of religious and/or moral convictions.  If you’re one of those families, then perhaps you’ve found it difficult to explain to your children why you do things the way you do.  In that case, you might want to pick up a copy of the book That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things by  Ruby Roth.

This beautifully illustrated book explains simply and gently why so many families have decided to leave meat off the menu.  Author Ruby Roth is not only talented at expressing these thoughts to children, she’s a gifted illustrator as well.  The pages are filled with gorgeous color, top notch drawings, and a vast array of unforgettable critters.  Any child being raised in a vegetarian home will be able to comfortably understand why their family isn’t lined up at the McDonald’s drive thru or serving turkey come Thanksgiving.

If your family is like mine and does eat some meat, I wouldn’t recommend the book unless you’re planning on switching over to a vegetarian lifestyle quite soon.  Although the text is gentle and tactful, it could be confusing to children who may be having chicken for dinner – no matter how free range it is.

Overall, I would highly recommend this book to my vegetarian friends and family.  Ruby Roth has taken great care to express something that many vegetarian parents may have difficulty conveying to children when asked “Why don’t we eat meat?”  I’d also recommend it to any adults who may be struggling with their own vegetarianism!  If you really want to stop eating meat but haven’t been able to take those final steps, this book may just make the decision easier.  I certainly closed the book wondering if we shouldn’t simply cut out the small amount we do eat.

If your family is vegetarian, or you know a family who is, you’ll want to get in on today’s giveaway.  North Atlantic Books is giving away one copy of “That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals“!

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1.) Just visit North Atlantic Books and tell me what else you liked there and why.  (***You may enter once a day, but please list a new item you like each time.) Remember, leave an interesting comment. If I cannot contact the winner, you might be chosen instead based on your comment.

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(Psst!  My Twitter name is dkMommy.)

Feel free to do all five to gather multiple entries to win! You have until midnight EST on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, to enter.

73 thoughts on ““That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals” Children’s Book Giveaway

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