Ruby Roth is at again, but this time she is on a mission to introduce 3-7 years old to the ‘ABCs’ of a compassionate lifestyle.
Chances are you’ve come across author and illustrator Ruby Roth at some point in the past, especially with all the controversy she stirred up with her previous titles ‘Vegan Is Love‘ and ‘That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals’.
V Is for Vegan: The ABC’s of Being Kind, addresses veggie issues in a fun and lighthearted way. Explaining sensitive animal issues to children is always difficult, but Ruby has such a wonderful way with words that broaching the fundamental ideas behind veganism and how we treat animals is much easier.
This book is a thought provoking read, that can be used as a vehicle for social change in efforts to spread the message of love and compassion on behalf of all our animal friends.
We got together with Ruby Roth and asked her to spill the beans on the latest addition to her portfolio, and here’s what she had to say:
What are you hoping to achieve with this new book?
I wrote V Is for Vegan to help a new generation of kids learn to love deeply, think critically and act responsibly. In 26 sentences, kids will learn ideas that every human being should consider in order to protect our health, animals and the planet the best we can.
How do you think V Is for Vegan will be received after all the controversy of the last book?
I always expect some backlash! But even in the last year, veganism has become much more familiar to the mainstream. Everyone’s continued activism and chatter have made the motives behind the movement accessible. I don’t see V Is for Vegan causing an outrage this time around, although the animal agriculture industries are not going to like it!
Why do you think it is important for kids to see this?
We can’t afford to wait for the next generation to grow up before we teach them how to live consciously. Failing to include them in the conversation only hinders our progress as a nation toward a more sustainable, innovative and conscious world.
If you’re wondering whether this book is too scary for your child, then fear not! V Is for Vegan has been lovingly crafted with the youngest of kids in mind. There is absolutely nothing scary hiding inside this positive and enchanting gem of a read. What you will find though is bright, colorful and captivating illustrations coupled with charming and memorable rhymes that act as the perfect way to introduce the ideas of a compassionate vegan lifestyle to your little ones.
V Is for Vegan: The ABCs of Being Kind is available to pre-order online and the official release date is August 6.
Photo Credit: Ruby Roth