Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wednesdays with The Subversive Children's Book Club: Vegetarian Themes

Today the focus of the Subversive Children's Book Club is vegetarian themes.  Children are often sensitive to the lives and needs of animals and thus are often interested in a meat-free diet, when parents do not strongly discourage it.  No matter how one feels about our furry and feathered friends, however, eating high on the food chain, as only the wealthy can afford to do,  means that those in the developing world often go hungry because there is less food to go around due to the wasted resources.  Beef production also figures heavily in global warming, so raising children on a plant-based diet is an important way to fight world hunger and climate change.  Below is a list of children's books with themes that are supportive of vegetarian lifestyles.  Enjoy!
  • I Love Animals by Flora McDonnell

  • Madeline and The Bad Hat by Ludwig Bemelmans
  • Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

  • How Droofus The Dragon Lost His Head by Bill Peet

  • Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey
  • Standing Up For Mr. O by Claudia Mills
  • The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot.

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