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Cows Are Vegetarians: A Book for Vegetarian Kids Reviews

UPDATE TIME: 2017-08-22 
Review Score: 3 out of 5 star From 12 user ratings
ISBN:0963089307
LANGUAGE:English

"I’ve seen this book promoted for years in vegetarian magazines and resource guides. Readers tend to be rather divisive in their assessments: one frequent complaint on book review websites is the “boring” artwork.

Cows are Vegetarians is rather wordy for a children’s book, and the illustrations are in black & white. The artwork isn’t poorly done as in Victor, the Vegetarian--but it’s also not going to hold the attention of the intended audience. Also, there is oddly little discussion of the main reason children become vegetarians—to spare animals’ lives. Cows focuses almost exclusively on the environmental arguments for a plant-based diet. A more modern book, such as That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals, may be a good additional resource to help fill in some of the blanks.

Like the aforementioned titles, Cows is directed toward youngsters who are already vegetarians, and likely being raised in a vegetarian household. The book gives some advice on dealing with the outside world which isn’t always so sympathetic to the vegetarian lifestyle. The book hits its strong point when it advises children that they can’t force others to care about animals or the environment. Leading by example is the best way to go.

Published nearly two decades ago, Cows is a rather dated entry on the vegetarian bookshelf. Thankfully, more vibrant and attractively-presented books are being produced for today’s veg*n youngsters.
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"I’ve seen this book promoted for years in vegetarian magazines and resource guides. Readers tend to be rather divisive in their assessments: one frequent complaint on book review websites is the “boring” artwork.

Cows are Vegetarians is rather wordy for a children’s book, and the illustrations are in black & white. The artwork isn’t poorly done as in Victor, the Vegetarian--but it’s also not going to hold the attention of the intended audience. Also, there is oddly little discussion of the main reason children become vegetarians—to spare animals’ lives. Cows focuses almost exclusively on the environmental arguments for a plant-based diet. A more modern book, such as That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals, may be a good additional resource to help fill in some of the blanks.

Like the aforementioned titles, Cows is directed toward youngsters who are already vegetarians, and likely being raised in a vegetarian household. The book gives some advice on dealing with the outside world which isn’t always so sympathetic to the vegetarian lifestyle. The book hits its strong point when it advises children that they can’t force others to care about animals or the environment. Leading by example is the best way to go.

Published nearly two decades ago, Cows is a rather dated entry on the vegetarian bookshelf. Thankfully, more vibrant and attractively-presented books are being produced for today’s veg*n youngsters.
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"My daughter and I enjoyed this book, probably for different reasons. The companion cowsareveg website was enjoyable too. The book carries a serious message but isn't preachy, and I did like the artwork." said.

"Cows Are Vegetarians! A book for vegetarian kids describes in simple terms that children can understand why it is important to be a vegetarian. By explaining how vegetarianism is good for animals, the environment and people, Ann Bradley shows children that being vegetarian is not only acceptable - it's wonderful! (...)" said.

"While I would NOT say the book is preachy (except maybe to those who aren't vegetarian), and it did have very good information for children (and adults, frankly) - I was not as happy with the WAY the information was PACKAGED.
I think children like colorful pictures. There was NO color in this book, and while one publisher's comments described the illustrations as "delightful," I would be more inclined to describe them as drab.
I was also surprised when I picked the book up. The cover had me expecting a good sized book, when it is actually an oversized cover with scant few pages between.
I would still recommend this book, as there are so few with its message. I would just want the buyer to know what they're getting.
Another reviewer recommended Herb the Vegetarian Dragon instead. I would suggest buying BOTH! What this book lacked in eye-candy, Herb had in abundance. But, this book is needed to counter the bland delivery of the message found in Herb.
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"I read the prior reviews and was sold on the book. How disapointing once I got it! This book is for kids? Please, it is so lame and unatractive to children. It's black and white and boring and dull. Save your money!" said.

"You notice how this book does not have the "look inside the book" like most books on Amazon.com? Yet it's been out for years? This is intentional folks! If you look inside this book you will not want to buy it.

I was SO disapointed when I got this book. I loved the title, cover picture and it sounded like a great idea. Yet when I got it and opened it up it was the most boring and worst kids book I think I have ever come across. And most of the stuff in there is more related to the environment, not to vegetarianism.

I'm still smarting over losing my money on this one!
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"I returned it even though i had to pay to ship it back! Should not be a kids book, it had very few pictures and no color!" said.

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