“This is a powerful and important book. Farm animals have emotions similar to our pets and this is conveyed in Roth's enchanting illustrations. It will make children—and their parents—think. But it will not lead to nightmares, rather respect and compassion for the creatures whose wellbeing is in our hands.”
Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE

“This is my 3 year old's new favorite book. I was worried about exposing him to the sad dark nature that is the meat industry, but it is described gently and the illustrations are excellent. My vegan family LOVES this book and would recommend it to anyone, vegetarian or not!

Christy Hawkins, Georgia

”Thank you for helping me tell an important story to my 9 year old daughter that I could not do on my own as well. Thank you for making it fun, interesting, and beautiful, and for letting my heart connect with what I had already rationally known.

Eliah B., California

More press, praise, & testimonials here.

That’s Why We Don’t Eat Animals: A Book About Vegans, Vegetarians, and All Living Things
11 x 9 in / 48 pages / ages 4+

vegan kids book spanish


Ay, Sweet Agent of Change! I have been waiting for this day!

The Spanish language edition of That's Why We Don't Eat Animals, "Por Eso No Comemos Animales,"  has just been released and is now available all over the world, wherever libros are sold!

For me, this is so much bigger than a personal mark of my book's success. This publication is a mark of the strength of the vegan movement and its swift growth internationally. This publication means that the movement has become strong enough, worldwide, that publishers—who are always risk-averse—are taking it seriously now and trusting that the markets are there to support a release like this one. THAT'S HUGE, and that's because of ALL of our activism, yours and mine.

I am extremely proud to be revolutionizing the way the next generation eats, thinks, and lives. But I can only do it with your grassroots support. 

Spanish is the official language of 20 countries, please help me get this resource to a huge new population for change by sharing this news with all your Spanish-speaking friends and family. We're in this together. 

• Save the book cover image to share.
• Post to Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. 
• Search for the title wherever you buy books normally and donate a copy to your local library. 
• Buy a copy for friends, family, doctors' offices, waiting rooms, your child's school library, etc. 

Sí, se puede! (Did you know that both Cesar Chavez (d. 1993) and Dolores Huerta, civil and labor rights activists and founders of the National Farm Workers Association are both veg? The movements go hand-in-hand.)

With pride and joy,


P.S. Please visit each of my book's pages in the shop for links to all available translations: German, Italian, French, Greek, Korean, Polish, Finnish, Slovenian, and stay tuned for more.  


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Watch the trailer! Frequently Asked Questions

Is this book scary for kids?
We’ve never seen a child overwhelmed by these books because each page contains an affirmation about action. For very sensitive children, just remember to relay this message: we never have to fear anything we have the power to change!

How can I share this book with kids whose parents aren’t veg?
Gift the book with a message like “Since you asked, this explains why [Uncle Bob] doesn’t eat animals.” Or, just keep the book at your place for curious little visitors.

What if I don’t have kids?
These books are great adult novelty items! Keep them on your coffee table, office desk, or in your waiting room and see what happens! Hint, hint: these books are so easy, even adults can understand.