V is for Vegan, 2013
Written and Illustrated by Ruby Roth
V is for Vegan is short, concise, colourful and humorous, hence it has all the essential components of a good children’s book. This is an illustrated alphabet book with brief descriptions for each letter relating to the vegan lifestyle.
Further, it functions as an educational way to teach children different elements of following a plant-based and vegan lifestyle, relating to animals and the environment as well as to the foods you might eat.
In particular, we like the general vibe of author Ruby Roth’s approach – not too serious, yet with an important underlying message that is effectively communicated. And this one is printed on recycled paper too!
However, the only “letter” we were not as keen on was “O” – for oils, because we prefer a whole food, plant-based approach, and we think there is a lot of misinformation out there regarding and promoting so called “healthy oils,” at least as far as consumption goes. Some, like coconut oil, can still be good ‘beauty products.’
Nonetheless, overall we really enjoyed this book, and we think it can be a useful tool to teach young people about the benefits and aspects of a plant-based, vegan lifestyle.
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