KMIV's Children's Review of Ruby Roth's "V is for Vegan: The ABCs of Being Kind"

We had the lovely opportunity of interviewing Ruby Roth back in August 2010 for our KMIV Interview Series (after you're done reading this, you can go back and read the interview here) about her & her first book That's Why We Don't Eat Animals, which had been out for a little over a year. Since then, Ruby has penned/inked/drawn two more! Vegan is Love and this post's feature: V is for Vegan: The ABCs of Being Kind.  This latest children's book dives into the basics of veganism, food, compassion, & environmental responsibility with the alphabet.

"A is for animals - friends, not food. We don't eat our friends, they'd find it quite rude."

Moving through the alphabet - "D is for dairy. Moo! Milk is for cows," "R is for rescue / from shelters, not stores," "Y is for you because your choices matter," and, my favorite, "E is for eggs -- from a chicken's butt?! Wow." -  Ruby picks out the best words to educate, entertain, express positivity and joy, and provide a truthful connection for our youthful readers. Alongside her beautiful, vivid, and engaging illustrations, Ruby introduces us to the plant-based food groups, presents animals in different environments and situations, and sheds light on positive & responsible steps we all can take to spread compassion around.

As an adult who's worked with children for over a decade, I found this book mixed humor, creativity, and critical thinking perfectly in its alphabetical education package.  While intended for three to seven olds, the book is definitely still fun & informative for you too. (Definitely me too!) With so much talent and sensitivity for presenting "adult" topics to children in an easy-to-understand manner, Ruby brings the heart of what it means to live healthfully and with unconditional love to families in the most colorful way. 

Don't take my word for it! Here's a review from two young readers!

And here's the book trailer video for further fun watching:

For more information about Ruby, her books & art, and activism for a new generation,