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Hello.  As I understand it, E.B. White's "Charlotte's Web" is the most famous children's book that deals with the concept of eating animals.  It was partly because of this book, in fact, that I decided to stop eating pork at age ten.  I wouldn't be surprised if "Charlotte's Web" has had similar effects on other children, maybe even inspiring them to go vegetarian.
"Babe the Gallant Pig" by Dick King-Smith is another children's book that can potentially get kids thinking about eating animals and the possibility of going vegetarian.
Can you think of any others?
#1 - April 08, 2015, 08:10 AM

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I've seen several picture books by Ruby Roth that have a vegetarian theme, such as THAT'S WHY WE DON'T EAT ANIMALS.
#2 - April 08, 2015, 08:18 AM
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AMY'S CHOICE (Luminis Books, 2014)
CALL ME AMY (Luminis Books, 2013)
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Thanks, Marcia. 
Speaking of picture books, do you know if any of the "Madeline" books involves her not wanting to eat chicken after meeting a live one?  I know that was in the movie.  Is that incident in one of the picture books, or was it an original idea for the movie?
If anybody knows, please let me know the answer.  Thanks!
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GRANNY GOMEZ AND JIGSAW, by Deborah Underwood and Scott Magoon.
#4 - April 08, 2015, 09:51 AM

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Thanks, Mike.  Granny Gomez and Jigsaw looks very cute.
Any other suggestions, anyone?
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Pat Zietlow Miller's "Sophie's Squash" doesn't deal with this subject directly, but Sophie's parents have a clear desire to nurture her love for vegetables (after all, they initially bought the squash to eat it!).

Have a great day, Lily! :)
#6 - August 21, 2015, 05:49 AM

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AUDREY, COW is a recent MG humorous novel, based on a true story of a cow who made a break once she realized she was headed for the slaughterhouse.
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