In Not A Nugget by Stephanie Dreyer, conscious families can teach their children to question what is deemed food. This playful-inspired approach gets kids thinking differently about what’s on their plate. Kids will love the illustrations and playful animal facts that will help them realize animals are just like them. The author’s choice of trivia throughout the book humanizes the animals in a relatable way that shows kids that animals are friends, not food.
Plant-based and healthy kids can feel left out of the cupcake and pizza fray sometimes, and books like this one goes a long way to bridge the gap. Dreyer is the founder of VeegMama, and the host of YouTube’s “The Good Life With VeegMama” She is also a mom of three. Her eBook, VeegMama’s Guide To Going Vegan, is an Amazon Bestseller and she’s a partner of Raddish Kids, providing vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free recipe substitutions for monthly subscription boxes. But she felt there was a gap in the children’s book market gently explaining veganism to kids, and that’s how this book was born.
The style of the pictures in the book, created by illustrator Jack Veda, goes a long way in connecting kids with their animal friends. Beyond the story, the author includes additional animal trivia and alternative plant-based meal suggestions at the back of the book. This charming non-fiction picture book is a great resource for families and a fun, educational read for kids.
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