Friday, September 18, 2009

That's Why We Don't Eat Animals by Ruby Roth

Rating: 5 happy chickens.

"This book is special, cause we not eat animals!
We love cows, we don't eat em'
If I saw a cow, he wouldn't bite me. He don't!
I'd really like to hug him.
There are sad chickens and sad pigs and sad ducks
But they wouldn't be so sad if we don't eat them.
It's my job...
My job is to not eat them."

I think she said it best.

This is a great book. It's about time a kids book about being vegan came out that isn't over the top, that isn't too schmultzy and at the same time is straight to the point.
We plan on buying this book a few times over. It would be very helpful to donate to a classroom for a teacher to better understand and for other kids to better understand why it is WE don't eat animals, they can decide for themselves if it's something they're going to do or not do. But WE don't eat animals and this book represents several reasons why.

The illustrations are very darling and I would love to have some of the prints (of the happy animals) in Izze's room.

I would give this book a lot more than 5 happy chickens! More like 100!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Three Little Tamales by Eric A. Kimmel


Rating: 3 Little Two-males!

Izze loves the story of The Three Little Pigs and this is a version with tamales.

There are three little "two-males"
A burrito comes
She means a tortilla
And they all run away!!
The one little "male" make a cactus house
He blows a house down! (gasp!)
They go to a cactus house.
He tried and tried to get in.
He have little toenails in the chimney.
He got in a pot!
Then he ran away.
And the three "two-males" have a party!

Izze likes that it's like the pigs but with "two-males."

I like the illustrations. They remind me of Frida by Jonah Winter. We like that style.

Moon Rabbit by Natalie Russell


Rating: 3 pretty moons

"Little Rabbit in a city
she love it!
She goes sleeping in a park.
When she wake up and there was a rabbit 'just like me!'
Playing a guitar.
She danced and danced
Two rabbits, they so good friends.
One so happy...
One so sad...

(starts singing a song of the two rabbits, that is in a language only she understands)
'But Rabbit like me, he visit me again!'"

Izze: "I like when they are dancing"

I thought Izze would like this book a lot more, because she is practically obsessed with the moon, but this book really had nothing to do with the moon. It's a sweet story though.