V Is for Vegan: The ABCs of Being Kind

Ruby Roth, Author, Ruby Roth, Illustrator
Ruby Roth. North Atlantic (Random, dist.), $16.95 (32p) ISBN 978-1-58394-649-7
Reviewed on: 06/24/2013
Release date: 08/06/2013
Roth, the creator of That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals and Vegan Is Love, shares the ABCs of veganism, approaching the topic with enthusiasm and humor. Roth uses a loose, sketchy style of art that goes a long way toward making this outing friendlier and less potentially upsetting than her earlier work. Rather than shame readers, she emphasizes the absurdity of eating animal products (“D is for dairy./ Moo! Milk is for cows./ E is for eggs—/ from a chicken’s butt?! Wow”). Multiple grains, legumes, and oils are identified on the G, L, and O spreads, and Roth also references the value of adopting animals, avoiding animal tested-products, and following the golden rule. Ages 3–7. (Aug.)
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