Title: That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals
Author and Illustrator: Ruby Roth
Reading level: 6 – 9
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals takes an important subject and makes it easy for children to understand through beautiful illustrations and text. The book features animals in their natural habitats interacting and caring for each other – just like people. The characteristics of animals, such as chickens, pigs, marine life and cows, are described so children can see that each animal is unique and has a desire to grow and live a happy life.
Three Things to Love:
- That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals is a wonderful and effective book to teach children about compassion towards all living creatures. Young minds will learn that animals feel love, stay close to their families and even have the ability to make friends. However, along with the good feelings, animals can also feel pain and fright… and that is why we don’t eat animals.
- The illustrations are powerful, but not too graphic for young eyes. They help demonstrate the difference in the quality of life between wild animals and animals raised on factory farms.
- The message that “All animals deserve the care and protection we give our pets,” is a lesson that can be embraced by all family members. This book is just as powerful for adults as it is for children.
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