30% OFF vegan children’s books!

Black Friday Books Sale!

For the next three day you can get 30% off all our books at lulu.com

and there’s so many to choose from!

Don’t miss out on this great Christmas shopping opportunity – offer ends November 30th at 11.59pm UTC!

Just enter the code BFCM30 at the checkout to claim your discount.

For easy browsing go to our little bookshop at little-chicken.net where you’ll find comics, storybooks, rhyming stories, nursery rhymes, fairy tales, funny short stories, colouring books and a couple of graphic novels!

Have a great weekend! 😀

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Stop them killing sharks for vaccines!

Post from National Geographic by JUSTIN MENEGUZZI

Trawling for prey at more than a thousand feet under the surface, scalloped hammerhead sharks rely on a special oil in their livers to survive the crushing pressures of the deep.

Shark liver oil, or squalene, is a fatty substance that provides vital buoyancy for this critically endangered species and many others. But it’s also used by humans as a boosting agent in vaccines, called an adjuvant, that improves the immune system and makes vaccines more effective.

As the world’s pharmaceutical companies scramble to create a vaccine for COVID-19, at least five of the 202 vaccine candidates rely on squalene sourced from wild-caught sharks.

One candidate is a vaccine developed in Australia by University of Queensland, in partnership with the Australian biopharmaceutical company CSL and its subsidiary Seqirus. The as yet unnamed vaccine contains the squalene adjuvant MF59, which is sourced from a variety of shark species. It entered human clinical trials earlier this year and, if successful, will result in an initial production of 51 million doses.

Tens of millions of sharks are caught and traded internationally each year—both legally and illegally—the majority for their meat and fins but roughly three million or more for their squalene. It takes the livers of between 2,500 and 3,000 sharks to extract about a ton of squalene.

Conservationists fear that increased demand for squalene for vaccines, among other uses, could further imperil shark species, a third of which are vulnerable to extinction.

“This is an unsustainable demand to place on a finite natural resource like sharks,” says Stefanie Brendl, founder and executive director of Shark Allies, a California-based conservation non-profit.

Only about one percent of squalene ends up in vaccines, and most goes into cosmetics such as sunscreen, skin creams, and moisturisers. Even so, as the global population booms, the need for vaccines will only increase in coming years, Brendl notes, adding that some medical experts suggest that people will require multiple doses of vaccines against COVID-19.

“We’re not saying that vaccine trials should stop, but if we keep viewing sharks as an easy solution and don’t consider the alternatives that exist, then we’ll just continue to use [squalene] as a template for vaccines,” Brendl says.

In light of declining shark populations, some biotech companies are looking for other sources of squalene. Plants such as sugarcane, olives, amaranth seeds, and rice bran, for instance, all contain the substance. While plant-based alternatives are being tested in studies and clinical trials, regulatory agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have yet to approve them as part of a final vaccine product.

Brendl says the onus is on pharmaceutical companies to begin developing viable alternatives to shark squalene to present to regulators. She points out that Novavax, an American vaccine-development company, is already using an alternative squalene adjuvant, Matrix-M, in clinical trials for its experimental COVID-19 vaccine. Matrix-M is made from the bark of the soapbark tree, which is abundant in Chile.

Though the company has deemed the soapbark adjuvant as safe, it has not yet been evaluated as part of a final product submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

However, the Infectious Disease Research Institute found that pharmaceutical-grade squalene produced by the American biotechnology company Amyris met, and in some cases exceeded, the safety and purity profiles of shark-based squalene, according to Chris Paddon, Amyris’s lead scientist.

Amyris is banking on sugarcane as a solution to shark-based squalene, he says. In southeastern Brazil, the company is growing thousands of acres of the bamboo-like sugarcane to be processed into squalene. Just 24 acres of sugarcane could, in theory, produce enough squalene to support one billion COVID-19 vaccines.

Because growers can control the way sugarcane is grown and harvested, it’s possible to ensure the quality of the squalene, Paddon says. “When you use animal products, there are impurities that come with them because of the environment they’re raised in and the places where they’re processed.” Furthermore, Paddon says, growing sugarcane is also cheaper than catching sharks and removing their livers.

Sign this Shark Allies petition demanding that the US/FDA (Food and Drug Administration of the United States of America), the UK/MHRA (The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency of the United Kingdom), the EU/EMA (The European Medicines Agency), the National Medical Products Administration of China, and all vaccine producing companies use non-animal squalene in all vaccines.

Thank you ❤

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4 DAYS TO SAVE 38 TOURIST ELEPHANTS FROM HORROR!

This post from JaneUnchained

YOU CAN SAVE 38 TOURIST ELEPHANTS FROM HORROR!

COVID-19 brought tourism to a halt in Thailand and put tourist elephants in danger of a fate worse than death! Many elephants and their handlers (mahouts) were forced to walk back to their villages but, at the camps on the route home, there was no food or work. It was heartbreaking to see and even harder to imagine that these gentle elephants would probably be forced back to work in the illegal logging industry once they reached the villages. While elephant rides involve tremendous cruelty, being forced into the logging trade is a ring even lower in the hellish inferno of animal abuse.

The Pandemic Is a Once in a Lifetime Chance to Save Pachyderms!
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Facing such urgency, Thailand’s elephant lovers put on their thinking caps, scrambling to come up with a way to keep these innocent elephants from being sold into the unimaginably harsh logging trade. The new non-profit Gentle Giants was born, in partnership with Save Elephant Foundation whose founder, Lek Saengduean Chailert, is a world-renowned conservationist and elephant expert.

PARENT AN ELEPHANT FOR JUST $4 A MONTH! TIME IS RUNNING OUT!

On May 3rd, 2020, after walking for 3 days, a herd of 11 elephants reached their village. The tribe welcomed their elephants with open arms and so much love. For many of the elephants, like 7-month-old Lanna, it was their first time in the village. For others, like Mae Jaa who is the eldest elephant of the group, it was returning to a home she had left long ago.

The rescue group started with 11 elephants. In three short months, it was 38. They are trying to bring another 20 elephants in so they won’t be sold to the logging industry. There are hundreds of elephants in need. Many are being sold into the illegal logging business and to Chinese businesses. We must make sure that, when the tourism borders open, none of these elephants are sent to the circus or to beg on the streets. Gentle Giants is creating a beautiful ripple effect; a chain of love. They are not only helping the elephants, but their caretakers, the villages, local farmers, farm pickers, truck drivers, contractors, supply stores, etc.

THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN!

For just $4 dollars a month, or 50.00 dollars a year, you can sponsor Baby Lanna or any other of the gentle giants. By sponsoring these gentle giants, you are supporting them to remain home and out of the tourist and/or logging industry. Your sponsorship will give these gentle giants the opportunity to stay within the forest roaming free among their own. Each elephant has their own story and personality. Your sponsorship will go towards food, care, medical treatment and their mahout’s wages.

THE PRICE OF A CUP OF COFFEE A MONTH TO SAVE AN ELEPHANT!

Your sponsorship will include a Sponsorship Certificate, a photo of your sponsored elephant and a Gentle Giants personalized sponsorship badge, which you may use as your social media profile picture. Your sponsorship will keep these Gentle Giants in the forest and their natural habitat. They will be able to enjoy their lives as elephants; roaming free with their herd, their family. Their days of long hours walking under the scorching heat with tourists on their backs will have been left behind. Now, no chains will clank around their feet. You are saving these beautiful Gentle Giants and helping the community coexist and thrive with them. It also makes a great gift!

Thank you ❤ xx

Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er, chapter 8 read aloud

More chapters out loud coming soon! 😀

All the Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er stories are available in paperback and free to read here !

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Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er, chapter 7 read aloud

More chapters out loud coming soon 😀

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Violet’s Vegan Comics Awarded In The Share Your Veganism: 2020 Photo Essay Contest

And Violet’s Vegan Comics won third place! Woohoo!!! 😀

Share Your Veganism

“What’s a vegan storybook? you may ask. Well, basically, it’s like any other storybook except the central characters – the heroes – are vegan. How many times have you had your enjoyment of a good story spoilt when the heroes – the people you liked, the people you were rooting for – ate meat or went fishing or bought a leather jacket? When these things happen in children’s stories they send a message – they tell the child that it’s okay to do these things. The good guys do it so it must be okay. It’s normal.”
Violet & Miranda, Violet’s Vegan Comics, United Kingdom

CATEGORY: ANIMAL RIGHTS/WELFARE

Violet’s Vegan Comics awarded 3rd place prize in the Share Your Veganism: 2020 Photo Essay Contest.

The Violet’s Vegan Comics website is full of fun, colourful, exciting and funny stories about vegan children and superheroes like Reflecto Girl, who have battles to…

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Megan & Flos #6: Corruption

As soon as Megan returns home from her adventures in space in episode 5, she receives a plea for help from a friend who is a volunteer at the local animal sanctuary. Something very strange is happening that doesn’t make any sense.

Megan agrees to help with the investigation into the sanctuary’s new management which reveals something highly unexpected.

Something dodgy is going on and, if Megan and friends don’t put a stop to it, the consequences will be dire.

Megan & Flos is an old-fashioned adventure comic for kids. Recommended for children aged 8 and up. There’s also a wordsearch puzzle at the end.

Format: Paperback 33 pages, colour interior, dimensions: 8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm, vegan children’s book suitable for ages 8 and up.

£3.00 in UK. Prices may vary depending on where it’s printed.

Ships worldwide from international printer lulu.com

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Comments from the web:

“OMG!!!!!! this is one of the best stories ever!! If you have read the others, every single second of this story will keep you tied on your seat and hats off to the illustrators who really did great illustrations. if you love conspiracy packed mysteries then you will really fall in love with this story…get on and read it, it’s really excellent.!!” – cwdoesmylaundry

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Visual Storyteller, Claudia Hirschberger, Awarded In The Share Your Veganism: 2020 Photo Essay Contest

Read about Claudia Hirschberger, winner of second prize in the Share Your Veganism competition – but I don’t recommend reading it when you’re hungry 😉

Share Your Veganism

“I believe that we can change the world with just a meal: It’s our daily routines where we create sense, and it’s our everyday life’s where all the magic happens. If we smell a mushroom’s earthy flavor or carefully watch our rice pudding simmering slowly on the stove, we might feel inspired to take care of ourselves and of nature, and maybe even to make better choices.”
Claudia Hirschberger, Food With A View, Berlin Germany

CATEGORY: FOOD

Mindful Cooking with Claudia Hirschberger, 2nd place prize winner in the Share Your Veganism: 2020 Photo Essay Contest.

Apart from philosophy and psychology, mindful cooking, as explained by Claudia Hirschberger, has much to do with the cycle of nature and seasons that we are a part of. From wild herbs and edible blossoms in spring to late berries and nuts in autumn, the treasures of urban greens are Claudia’s way to connect…

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Animal Rights Advocate Nikki Anniehs Awarded 1st Place Prize In The Share Your Veganism: 2020 Photo Essay Contest

Look at these photos – they’ll melt your heart ❤

Share Your Veganism

“I am also a passionate vegan and animal rights advocate so my photography reflects on that a lot. I just love animals and my hopes is that by bringing some of their moments we can regain a love for animals and connect with them once again. The only way to shoot an animal is with your camera.”
Nikki Anniehs, Pals Illuminated Photography, Burlington, Ontario

“A sad and fearful pig looks with plea for help. All while bearing witness to trucks on route to the slaughterhouse. Located in Burlington Ontario.”


A 2014 article published in the BBC’s Ethics Guide, mentions that there is much disagreement as to whether non-human animals have rights, and what is meant by animal rights. The article also mentions that there is much less disagreement about the consequences of accepting that animals have rights.

Accepting the doctrine of animal rights means that human beings must not do…

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AudioBook: Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er, chapter six

More Luke Walker chapters coming soon!

Have a great weekend! 😀

All the Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er stories are available in paperback and free to read here !

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Megan & Flos: Beginnings

Megan & Flos: Beginnings – the first five episodes, plus puzzle page and solar system facts – all for only £4! (even less if you take advantage of the 15% off which expires tomorrow!) 😀

Little Chicken

Megan went to the library to borrow a book she’d been waiting for, and thought it was going to be just an ordinary Saturday. Little did she know that on her way home she would meet someone who would change her life forever.

Flos is a Summum Esse – that is, she’s a visitor from the planet Summum: a supreme aquatic being. Being telepathic she knows right away that she can trust Megan and when she asks for her help it is the beginning of a devoted friendship.

This is the first five episodes of their adventures together.

They are very clever; they are very determined; they are very compassionate. They are eco-warriors like no other.

Megan & Flos: Beginnings is a bright, colourful, imaginative, old-fashioned children’s adventure comic, complete with puzzle page and facts about our solar system and Flos’s. Suitable for readers aged 8 and up.

Format: Paperback…

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AudioBook – Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er, Chapter Five

More Luke Walker chapters coming soon! 😀

All the Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er stories are available in paperback and free to read here !

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Fairy Tale AudioBook: The Princess Who Liked To Be Popular

You can listen to it here,

You can read it here,

And it’s available in paperback here 😀

Come back tomorrow for another Luke Walker chapter read aloud!

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15% off! Offer ends Friday!

https://www.lulu.com/spotlight/violetsvegancomics

Shop now to get 15% off on all purchases from the Violet’s Vegan Comics bookshop!

Use code TREAT15 at the checkout.

Hurry! 😀

Offer ends Friday 23 October at 23:59 UTC

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AudioBook – Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er, chapter four

See you next week for more stories on ‘tape’! 😀

Have a great weekend! ❤

[All the Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er stories are available in paperback and free to read here ]

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AudioBook – Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er, chapter three

Come back tomorrow for chapter four! ❤

All the Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er stories are available in paperback and free to read here 😀

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AudioBook – Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er, chapter two

And the story continues …

Come back tomorrow for chapter 3! ❤

All the Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er stories are available in paperback and free to read here 😀

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AudioBook – Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er, chapter one.

Let me tell you a story ….

Come back tomorrow for chapter two! ❤

All the Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er stories are available in paperback and free to read here 😀

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A doctor’s response to proponents of school milk.

You might remember that back in August, Plant Based Health Professionals worked on the World Plant Milk Day Campaign and did an interview with the Times newspaper calling for a replacement of free school milk with fruit and vegetables or plant milk. Unbeknown to them, this prompted a letter to RT Hon Matt Hancock MP, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, from Dr Hilary Jones (TV doctor) on behalf of The School & Nursery Milk Alliance. Who even knew about this organisation?!

‘We are a coalition of organisations from the early years, education, health and dairy sectors who are committed to promoting the benefits to children’s physical and dental health and wellbeing that arise from drinking milk in learning environments’.

So essentially a dairy funded front organisation. The UK Government are of course complicit in propping up the dairy industry using tax payers’ money even though demand for milk is steadily reducing, excess milk is being thrown away, dairy farming is contributing to environmental destruction and it’s detrimental to human health.

The following is Dr Shireen Kassam’s response to that letter.

Dear Dr Jones,
I am disappointed to learn that you continue to promote cow’s milk consumption in children and the free school milk programme. You state that milk has ‘unrivalled nutritional content’. In my view, the nutritional content of milk is only unrivalled if you are a baby cow. There is no requirement for milk consumption beyond weaning, as evidenced by the fact that 70% of the global population have lactose malabsorption, which can manifest as intolerance. Europeans have indeed adapted to digesting dairy beyond weaning but even then, up to 30% are not able to digest the main sugar lactose. For those with lactose intolerance, consuming dairy can be distressing, leading to abdominal pain, diarrhoea and nausea. The school milk programme excludes and discriminates against those with lactose intolerance, often children from ethnic minorities in the UK.


With this is mind, Health Canada has removed dairy from its most recent food guide. The healthiest hydration for children and adults is in fact water. You however state various health benefits of dairy consumption for children, such as boosting energy, aiding concentration and maintaining a healthy weight but there is no such conclusive evidence. In fact, a review paper from earlier this year summarising the current evidence for milk consumption in one of the world’s most highly respected medical journals concluded that milk was not required for optimal health in children or adults. The authors conclude that there is no convincing evidence that milk consumption promotes a healthy weight, improves bone health or reduces the risk of any chronic illness. In fact, they highlight that milk consumption has the potential for harm, including an increased risk of eczema, asthma, acne, prostate and endometrial cancers.

You claim that dairy consumption helps maintain a healthy weight in children, yet a randomised study found no benefit of dairy consumption for reducing body fat or weight. You also state that omitting dairy from the diet could lead to malnutrition, including Kwashiorkor — a form of protein malnutrition — especially when consuming a rice-based vegan diet. Yet, when meeting calorie requirements, scientific studies have shown that a healthy plant-based diet provides more protein than is required for any age group.

Neither I nor Plant-Based Health Professionals UK are recommending a rice-based vegan diet in place of free school milk. The study you cite raising concerns about the use of plant milks leading to malnutrition was conducted in children aged 4 to 14 months, when breast milk is considered the optimal source of calories and nutrients, and these data cannot be extrapolated to school-aged children. Studies have shown that the growth, health and nutritional status of vegetarian and vegan children are within normal range and comparable with non-vegetarian children. It is widely accepted that nutrients found in milk, including calcium, can be obtained from whole plant sources and fortified plant milks if preferred. Fortified soya milk, the most appropriate alternative to cow’s milk, has similar quantities of protein and calcium as cow’s milk, with benefits for heart health and breast cancer reduction. The absorption of calcium from many green vegetables is also greater than that from cow’s dairy. This information is supported and endorsed by major dietetic associations around the world including most recently the BDA in the UK.

I agree wholeheartedly with you that our children need access to high-quality nutrient rich food. The foods most associated with health promotion in children and adults are fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans. Yet only 18% of children in the UK eat five portions of fruits and vegetables a day. We should be promoting the consumption of these foods in schools, which are inclusive of all communities and supported by strong scientific evidence. It is time we put children’s health before the vested interests of the dairy industry.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr Shireen Kassam,

Founder and Director of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that the mainstream media were not interested in Dr Kassam’s response to Dr Jones’ letter so she has published it online here and on social media and hopes we will all share widely.

Please do.

Thank you.

Bridlington online Vegan Festival!

Roll up roll up! It’s time for the annual Bridlington Vegan Festival!

Normally it’s held at Bridlington Spa – oh don’t you wish you were there right now? 😀 – but this year, for obvious reasons, it’s going to be online so that means that even if you can’t get to Bridlington on Sunday, you don’t have to miss out 😀

What’s on at the 2020 Bridlington Vegan Online Festival I hear you ask?
Well, if you pop over here you’ll find out that there’s going to be posts from and/or links to:
* delicious vegan food providers
* businesses providing vegan, ethical, eco-friendly products and holistic therapies
* Information and advice about following a vegan lifestyle
* Local and national groups campaigning to help people, animals and the environment.

But that’s not all 😀

You can also enjoy:
Inspirational speakers,
Music from Tess Fletcher, Barbara Helen and His Witch

Cookery demonstrations
& Relaxing yoga sessions

And still there’s more!

If you go to the Bridlington Vegan Festival 2020 page you can see the whole timetable.

There will be instagram posts to enjoy from 9am onwards. There’s going to be sing-alongs, and yoga [via zoom and in real life on the beach!] There’s a children’s drama workshop and lots of other things for children to join in with. There’s even a juggler!

So come on down (to your settee) and enjoy this happy event 😀

Sunday 11th October, 9am – be there!

Happy Birthday Violet’s Vegan Comics!

It’s eight years ago today that Violet’s Vegan e-Comics set up camp at WordPress!

So Happy Birthday us!

Long may we continue! 😀

Have a slice of birthday cake ❤

Mm mmmmm – doesn’t that look amazing?

Well I can’t take credit for it, I found it at Vegan Dollhouse!

There are tons of amazing recipes over there!

You should check it out!

vegandollhouse.com 😀

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Why are you a vegan? and other wacky verse for kids

A colourful compilation of rhyming stories and nursery rhymes. This one is our best seller and now it’s only £5! 😀

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A compilation of popular rhyming stories from Violet’s Vegan Comics – “Why are you a vegan?”, “I’m not dinner!”, Edmund’s Lunch, bones and teef, and Where are you going Deidra? Plus ten well-known nursery rhymes reworded with humour to reflect compassion and respect for animals.

Filled with colourful, hand-painted illustrations, this bright and happy vegan storybook is great for bedtime stories and for reading with and to little ones.

Format: Paperback 96 pages, colour interior, dimensions: 6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm, vegan children’s book suitable for pre-school children.

£5.00 in UK. Prices may vary depending on where it’s printed.

Ships worldwide from international printer lulu.com

“This book has a sweet approach to teach kids why our family chose to be vegan and respect animals. Also, we like that it gives a voice to animals and to kids. Our favorite story was “Where…

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How many friends could a Bibbolybob make if a Bibbolybob came to Earth?

Learn to count to ten with this delightful early learning book about an alien visitor who wants to make friends. Only £4.50! ❤

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Wibbolywub is a Bibbolybob from planet Bobbolybib. He’s come to Earth for the day to find out about the different types of Earthlings and to make as many new friends as he can. You could help him count them.

This delightful early learning book introduces the numbers zero to ten and reveals some very interesting facts about Earthlings. It does so in the context of a lovely story of friendship between an alien being and the ten different animals he meets.

Colourfully illustrated with watercolour paintings, this vegan picture book is suitable for reading to pre-schoolers and for older children to read alone.

Format: Paperback 63 pages, colour interior, dimensions: 7.44 x 9.68 in / 189 x 246 mm, vegan children’s book suitable for reading with pre-school children and for older children to read alone.

£4.50in UK. Prices may vary depending on where it’s printed.

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Grandpa Wollemi’s Birthday

Little Chicken

Everyone is excited because it’s Grandpa Wollemi’s birthday but Cedro is a little worried. Kauri and Myrtle have spent days making special presents for Grandpa but Cedro isn’t very good at arts and crafts so he doesn’t have anything to give.

Luckily he realises just in time that he can make Grandpa a birthday cake. This story explains how he does it. A happy vegan picture book, colourfully illustrated in naïve style, with simple vegan cake recipe included. Suitable for reading with little ones.

Format: Paperback 53 pages, colour interior, dimensions: Square (8.5 x 8.5 in / 216 x 216 mm), vegan children’s book suitable for reading with children aged four and up.

£4.00 in UK. Prices may vary depending on where it’s printed.

Ships worldwide from international printer lulu.com

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Colour By Nutrients: A Plant-Based Colouring Book

Let’s do some colouring! 😀

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A colouring book for children or adults.

Full of nutritious food, Colour By Nutrients is at once a resource for artistic indulgence and an educational tool.

Divided into chapters of different vitamins and minerals, the book illustrates which foods contain significant amounts of each.

The authors are happy for teachers and parents to photocopy the colouring pages for use in the classroom. You can also download it for free here

All in all a delightful way to learn about nutrition. 😀

Format: Paperback 120 pages, black and white interior, dimensions: 7.44 x 9.68 in / 189 x 246 mm, vegan colouring book, suitable for all ages.

£4.00in UK. Prices may vary depending on where it’s printed.

Ships worldwide from international printer lulu.com

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“Just to let you know that I received my book today. It’s fabulous and my grandson is going to love it. Thank you…

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Reflecto Girl #7: Incidental

Reflecto Girl #7 – “Awesome story” and a cake recipe at the end – all for ONLY £3.50!!! 😀

Little Chicken

Renée Gale is a vegan activist and superhero. Sort of. When she was eleven years old her grandmother gave her the Dounto, a mystical mirror, (pronounced doon-toe). Its name comes from the rule that you should do unto others as you would have them do unto you. If the Dounto is held in front of someone who is doing something horrible to someone else, their misdeeds are reflected back. Whatever they are doing, happens to them.

With the Dounto, Renée is Reflecto Girl. In episode 7, on her way to reflect an unpleasant billionaire, Reflecto Girl accidentally reflects three other people on the same train. This exciting vegan comic, in the style of 1970s children’s comics, tells the very different stories of what happens to each of them.

Plus there’s a delicious vegan cake recipe at the end 😀

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Venus Aqueous #5: Prison Break

Venus Aqueous: Prison Break – her most exciting adventure so far. And there’s a crossword puzzle at the end. Colourful vegan adventure comic, suitable for readers aged 8 and up, for only £3.50 😀

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Venus Acton is a champion swimmer who likes nothing more than wild swimming in the ocean. After being hit by sonic vibrations from an underwater explosion, she developed the ability to hear and understand marine animals. She uses that ability to rescue those who call for her help.

In episode 5, Venus and friends suspect that their local public aquarium is not all it pretends to be and decide to investigate. What they discover is worse than they could have imagined and they know they just have to do something. But what? What can they possibly do to help? Well, it’s amazing what four intelligent, compassionate and highly motivated people can achieve when they put their minds to it. Especially when one of them can hear the animals’ desperate cries for help.

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What’s good for the goose is not good for the panda

Here’s something different: a rhyming story with words and pictures in collage. Only £3.50! 😀

Little Chicken

Patty Panda is hungry but doesn’t know what to eat. Luckily she meets lots of different animals who are happy to share their food with her, but still she has trouble finding something that suits her.

This delightful rhyming story, written and illustrated completely in collage by Lavender Laine, teaches children that we are all different and what’s good for one is not necessarily good for someone else.

It might also inspire children to make art out of old odds and ends (such as left over yarn and buttons, paper cut from old magazines, fabric off-cuts, and food packaging etc) as Laine has done here, encouraging recycling and resourcefulness.

Format: Paperback 34 pages, colour interior, dimensions: 8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm, vegan children’s book suitable for reading with pre-school children and for older children to read alone.

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Beans on Toast

Old fashioned black and white comic with funny stories and three puzzle pages – ONLY £2.50! 😀

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Beans on Toast: a new vegan comic for 21st century kids! This comic includes three different stories!

First: Marvellous Mildred and the Girl Scout Twins – a funny new animal-rescue adventure in the style of Penelope Pitstop.

Second: Sherman & Geynes: Pretend Detectives – another funny story about a couple of imaginative boys who investigate mysteries of their own invention.

AND third: What Me And Jude Did While Everyone Else Was At School – the diary of a nine year old home-schooler.

All this as well as three puzzle pages in this old-fashioned, black and white, funny comic for kids aged 5 and up.

Format: Paperback 43 pages, black and white interior, dimensions: 8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm, vegan children’s book suitable for ages 5 and up.

£2.50 in UK. Prices may vary depending on where it’s printed.

Ships worldwide from international printer lulu.com

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Little Chicken Book of Fairy Tales

Vegan fairy tales – what fun! 😀

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The Little Chicken Book of Fairy Tales contains four new stories in the classic fairy tale style. There’s one about a princess whose need to be popular makes her a little too eager to please and she has to find out the hard way that it’s not always a good idea to give the people what they want, – there’s a wizard in that one!

Then there’s the king whose three sons have to compete to win the throne by solving a crisis. There’s no wizard in that one. Then there’s the one with a world protected by witches, and the last one has a boy who makes a lot of wishes – there’s no wizard in that one either but there is a bit of magic! 😀

Vegan fairy tales! What fun! 😀

Actually these are only subliminally vegan so while this lovely book will definitely be enjoyed by…

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The English Family Anderson

A vegan ghost story! Plus two puzzle pages and a colouring page – all for only £3!!! 😀

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The Andersons were once an ordinary family. Mr Anderson was a postman, Mrs Anderson grew fruit and vegetables in their garden, Denzel the dog had a comfortable bed and enjoyed two walks a day, and the children, Casey and Brietta, went to school. But, after Mr Anderson broke the law to protect some innocent birds, they had to leave town in a hurry and now live a nomadic life in an old red bus.

We join them three months later, living the dream in Old Red and completely unaware that they’re about to cross paths with an angry ghost.

The English Family Anderson is a colourful comic suitable for readers aged 8 and up. There’s also two puzzle pages and a colouring page.

Format: Paperback 39 pages, colour interior, dimensions: 8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm, vegan children’s book suitable for ages 8 to 108.

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Reflecto Girl #5 & #6

Reflecto Girl #5 and #6: 2 stories and 2 puzzles! £3!

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Renee Gale inherited the Dounto, (pronounced doon-toe) an ancient mystical mirror, from her grandmother when she was eleven years old. When held in front of someone doing something horrible, the Dounto reflects their misdeeds. Whatever they are doing to someone else, happens to them. With the Dounto Renee is Reflecto Girl.

In episode 5, Sidekick, a nice day out turns ugly when Reflecto Girl has to intervene in unpleasant goings on at a public formal garden.

In episode 6, Harsh But Fair, Reflecto Girl and her new sidekick go up against a government man who makes the mistake of underestimating her, with devastating consequences.

Daring, exciting, and a little bit supernatural, the Reflecto Girl stories are told in the style of 1970s children’s comics, complete with a puzzle at the end of each story.

Format: Paperback 35 pages, colour interior, dimensions: 8.5 x 11 in / 216…

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Reflecto Girl: Beginnings

The first four episodes of Reflecto Girl, a fact file about sea animals, a wordsearch puzzle, a colouring page and a paper doll to cut out – and all for just £3!!! 😀

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Renee Gale was an ordinary girl when she inherited something from her grandma: an ancient Celtic mystical mirror – the Dounto (pronounced doon-toe). It had been passed down through the female line of her family for centuries. The Dounto has the power to reflect people’s misdeeds back onto them. So if Renee holds it in front of someone, whatever they are doing or about to do to someone else will happen to them. With the Dounto Renee is Reflecto Girl, saving all sorts of animals from all sorts of dangers by giving their abusers a taste of their own medicine.

These first four stories tell how it all began for Reflecto Girl. She is just finding her feet. This is only the beginning.

Also, there’s a fact file of interesting information about sea animals, a wordsearch puzzle, a colouring page and a paper doll to cut out.

A vegan adventure…

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Venus Aqueous: Beginnings

The first four episodes of Venus plus two animal fact files and a puzzle page – all for just £3!!! ❤

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Venus Acton is a champion swimmer. She’s captain of the school swim team and enjoys competing with other schools, but what she loves most of all is swimming in the sea.

After an unexpected event leaves her with a supernatural power, she uses her new ability to respond to the animals who call for her help.

Venus Aqueous: Beginnings contains the first four episodes of the popular comic from Violet’s Vegan Comics, plus two animal fact files and a puzzle page. Suitable for readers aged 8 and up.

Format: Paperback 41 pages, colour interior, dimensions: 8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm, vegan children’s book suitable for ages 8 to 108.

£3.00 in UK. Prices may vary depending on where it’s printed.

Ships worldwide from international printer lulu.com

Comments from the web:

“This is a great story 😀 I really love the artistic style and the fun sense…

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Little Chicken Classic – Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er

A Little Chicken Classic – two books in one! Great value for money at only £4.50 for sixteen chapters!

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In a playful imitation of the old Penguin Classics, we bring you the first Little Chicken classic! Drawn untidily and off-centre in crayon, this book cover is the perfect wrapping for stories about Luke 😀

This edition contains all the stories from the first two Luke Walker books but it is written in ordinary Times New Roman instead of the handwritten font used in the others. For this reason it has less pages and costs less to print. Complete with hand-drawn illustrations.

For the uninitiated, Luke Walker is an eight year old boy with a mind of his own. Growing up in a meat-eating family, he’s noticed that life often isn’t fair for animals and that his parents’ and teachers’ justifications for this don’t make sense. Wanting to right wrongs, he becomes a self-styled vegan outlaw who will not play by the rules if the rules mean being unkind. He…

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Luke Walker and the Secret Society of animal stick up for-ers

Hey! Yesterday was World Read A Book Day – if you missed it, read one today! 😀

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Luke Walker started sticking up for animals when he was 8 and told his parents he wasn’t going to eat meat any more. From that point on he trusted no one and questioned everything. He became a self-styled outlaw who spoke out and took action when animals needed his help, regardless of the trouble he got into.

Now, in the third book of the series, he’s 11 and at secondary school. He’s still the same brave outspoken animal defender but he’s not alone. Three friends have joined him and together they are the Secret Society of animal stick up for-ers.

As always, Luke’s rebellious antics will amuse and inspire. Whenever you’re faced with an animal-related dilemma, think to yourself – what would Luke do? Chapters 17 to 24 of the Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er series of vegan short stories by Violet Plum. Printed in hand-written font.

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More Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er

And then he was nine!

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The second book in the Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er series continues where the first left off, with chapters nine to sixteen.

Luke is a year older but just as outspoken and brave – perhaps even braver. He sticks up for cows and sheep and fish and everyone else who can’t stick up for themselves. His adventures are exciting, funny and sometimes outrageous! Luke Walker – a vegan Just William for the twenty first century.

Written in hand-written font and including black and white illustrations by Miranda Lemon.

Format:  Paperback 244 pages, black and white interior, dimensions: 6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm, vegan children’s book of short stories, suitable for ages 8 to 108.

£5.50 in UK. Prices may vary depending on where it’s printed.

Ships worldwide from international printer lulu.com

Comments from the web:

“My daughter ( 7 yrs ) and I just…

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Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er

Remember when Luke was eight? 😀

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Luke Walker is an eight year old boy with a mind of his own. He’s noticed that life often isn’t fair for animals and that his parents’ and teachers’ justifications for this don’t make sense. Wanting to right wrongs, he becomes a self-styled outlaw who will not play by the rules if the rules mean being unkind. He knows he’s right but he also knows that, in order to do the right thing, he sometimes needs to be sneaky.

These first eight chapters of Luke Walker’s adventures sticking up for animals are funny, inspiring, and very entertaining. Great mischief, great adventures, great fun! Luke Walker is a vegan Just William for the twenty-first century. This book is the first in the Luke Walker series.

Format:Paperback 150 pages, black and white interior, dimensions: 6 x 9 in / 152 x 229 mm, vegan children’s book of short stories, suitable for…

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The Rebel Gang and the Number Ciphers

And on Day 3 of our books posts we have a funny conspiracy theory:

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Suspicious ciphertexts discovered by state investigators. Assumed to be the correspondence of a hostile rebel gang. Those in charge fear an attempt to overthrow the government. M is tasked with tracking down the rebels, discovering their plans and bringing them to justice before they destroy civilization.

This is the classified document, complete with uncovered ciphertexts and suspect profiles, which details the investigation’s progress. The Rebel Gang and the Number Ciphers: a funny, intriguing and sometimes badly-spelled code-cracking journey of discovery.

This conspiracy theory is fiction and any resemblance to real people or events is probably coincidental 😉

Format: Paperback 70 pages, colour interior, dimensions: A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm), vegan graphic novel, suitable for ages 8 and up.

£4.00in UK. Prices may vary depending on where it’s printed.

Ships worldwide from international printer lulu.com

Comments from the web:

“Whoa, this is so…

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HUMANS ARE NOT OMNIVORES! [poems your teacher might not like]

Here’s a fun book of wacky, irreverent poems for just £2.50!!! 😀

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HUMANS ARE NOT OMNIVORES![poems your teacher might not like] is a compilation of 26 wacky, fun and irreverent poems inspired by the wonderful Spike Milligan’s Silly Verse for kids.

Encouraging children to think for themselves and question everything, these funny rhymes are just the thing for little individuals. Complete with messy black and white illustrations.

Format: Paperback 42 pages, black and white interior, dimensions: Pocket Book (4.25 x 6.875 in / 108 x 175 mm), funny vegan poems, suitable for all ages – would make a good Christmas stocking-filler 😀

£2.50 in UK. Prices may vary depending on where it’s printed.

Ships worldwide from international printer lulu.com

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Maddicts

Check out our new books site! I’ll reblog a new book post every day 😀 Have a great day!

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What would happen if the animals got organised? What if the persecutors got what was coming to them? What if the natural world fought back? This, in a nutshell, is what Maddicts is about. Well, it’s part of what Maddicts is about, but we don’t want to give too much away.

Maddicts is a dark satirical thriller; a graphic novel set in 2027.

You’ll gasp.

You’ll laugh.

You’ll dread 2027.

Recommended for readers over 12 years.

Format: Paperback 98 pages, black and white interior, dimensions: A5 (5.83 x 8.27 in / 148 x 210 mm), vegan graphic novel, suitable for ages 12 to over 21.

£3.00in UK. Prices may vary depending on where it’s printed.

Ships worldwide from international printer lulu.com

Comments from the web:

“Superb story, great. Very funny and interesting. How cool!! Really enjoyed this 😀” – rick203

“I didn’t think I would like this genre at…

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The Future is Dairy-Free!

A message from Shireen of Plant-Based Health Professionals UK:

Dear Members and Supporters,

We are delighted to be supporting World Plant Milk Day. It is today, August 22nd.

World Plant Milk Day is an international day that celebrates plant-based alternatives to dairy milk. Founded by Robbie Lockie, Co-founder of Plant Based News, in 2017 and established as a partnership with ProVeg in 2018, the campaign has attracted the attention of millions of people around the world and helped accelerate the transition from dairy milk to the rich variety of plant-based alternatives. In 2020, Switch4Good joined to reach more people and further the idea that ‘The Future Is Dairy-Free’.

We have been working with Eden Green PR  to get the message out to media and the wider public that dairy is not necessary in the diet, can cause adverse health effects, is destructive to the environment and is incredibly cruel to the animals.  Its continued promotion by Government excludes communities of colour who are more likely to to be lactose intolerant.  We have had coverage in the Mirror on Sunday and Plant Based News.

The World Plant Milk Day website has some wonderful resources and articles from myself, team member Dr Leila Dehghan and our International board member Brenda Davis RD. 

You will have read the incredibly misleading stories in the media funded by the dairy industry who are trying to promote cow’s milk as more environmentally friendly than soya milk.  This is of course utter nonsense and based on flawed science.  Plant Based News have published an excellent rebuttal

Please support this excellent initiative by sharing the campaign and the 7 day dairy free challenge on social media, with friends, family and colleagues and let’s get dairy off the plate.

The future is dairy free!

Shireen

Thanks so much Shireen for this brilliant message.  We’d like to add that it’s worth bearing in mind that vegans don’t have to eat soya anyway.  We hardly ever do.  Miranda and I have completely given up any kind of milk (milk is for babies).  We drink water.  We drink fruit smoothies.  That’s it.  We get our protein from green leafies and beans and peas and lentils.  And we love those Linda McCartney pea protein sausages! 😀 And vegetable burgers made out of actual vegetables! 😀 So even when the whole world is vegan, there’s no need to worry about increased demand for soya products 😀

Have a great weekend! xx

The Two Little Pigs in hardback

I’m sure I must have told you that The Two Little Pigs is available in paperback but what’s new is that you can now get it in hardback!

This would make a beautiful vegan birthday present for a little one who likes stories about animals 😀

And with that we wish you many happy storytimes ❤

The Two Little Pigs

is available in hardback for £12.50,

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in paperback for £3.50,

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and can be read for free right here 😀

Have a great day! 😀

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Sunday. London. Be The Future Vegan Market. Be there!

The Be The Future market is back!

Full of stalls selling exclusively vegan products – eg toiletries, make up, clothes, chocolates, food and drink, and of course VEGAN CHILDREN’S BOOKS!

The prices of our books range from £2.50 to £10

but they’re free to book fairies! 😀

So come on, spend Sunday with lots of other lovely vegans!

Head over to Stoke Newington and treat yourself!

Abney Public Hall, 73A Church Street, Stoke Newington, LONDON, N16 0AS

Sunday 16th August 2020

10 ’til 5

Click here for more info and how to get there

and go to @bethefuture_market on Instagram to see who’s going to be there 😀

See you soon!

Fun new vegan comic!

Marvellous Mildred (whose first story you read last week) is part of our new comic:

Beans On Toast!

Now available for the amazing price of

In it you’ll find Marvellous Mildred and the Girl Scout Twins ….

plus What me and Jude did while everyone else was at school, …

plus Sherman & Geynes (pretend detectives).  And that’s not all!

There are also puzzle pages!!!

So if you’re looking for something fun and creative for your 21st century kids,

Look no further than the B.O.T. comic

available from our little bookshop 😀

Suitable for readers aged 6 and up

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The Great Escape

For the story from the beginning, click here 😀

Well done Mildred!

Mildred and friends will be back to rescue more animals in the future.

Make sure you follow the blog so that you don’t miss it 😀

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Wait!!!

Oh no!  Will Mildred get Daisy out in time? 😮

Or is the Flat-Capped Menace going to go back in and find them? 😮

Find out tomorrow!

or read the rest of the story now 😉

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