Reviews - What do customers think about Peace, Love And Vegetables (Herb the Vegetarian Dragon)(book and toy gift set)?
Kids love it Aug 14, 2007
My 5 and 3 year old love this story. The art is pretty cool and the story is so-so. I understand the idea... live and let live. You eat your way and I will eat mine, which is a great message... maybe a bit more on being a vegetarian? I don't know, it is a kids book. The drangon is great though!
Heather mama of 5
My kids absolutely love this book Jul 25, 2007
and have me read it to them all the time. I wouldn't recommend this book for really small children because of the mention of the dragons eating princesses and the such, I know that's an issue for some parents. My children were never really bothered by it and I didn't feel it was overly done. I initially purchased this book because my 5 yo son couldn't understand if it was right or wrong to eat meat (we're vegetarians, obviously) and this book was the perfect way of explaining things to him. It's a great and fun way to help kids (especially boys) understand tolerance. Also, he really likes that 'Herb' is a vegetarian just like us.
Great Jan 4, 2007
We love Herb and his story book. The story is really good for helping little ones understand why we don't eat meat. It alsohas a good thread of non-violence. The little bendy Herb is great to play with.
We love Herb! Jan 2, 2006
I love this book! I ordered this book for my 3 year old for Christmas because while we are not strict vegetarians, we are gradually moving in that direction, it looked like a great book and the set with book and the bendy dragon was precious. Anyway, when we read the book, we all loved it! I've read people's reviews about how violent it is and all I can say is that how violent it actually is, has a lot to do with the tone with which it is read. I don't believe that a 3 year old will look at the page where Meathook tries to get Herb to take the wild boar meat and say " Hey look - there's blood dripping off that thing!" I really think you can read the book in it's entirety without promoting violence. I really didn't see anything gory about it, but that could have something to do with the fact I'm a surgical nurse in a trauma center and I see real gore. This book is great because the art work is gorgeous and the story promotes tolerance and acceptance - I think that is one of the most positive things about it and I think that it's one the author's ideals for this book.It's more important to teach our children acceptance and tolerance than it is to teach them that vegetarianism is the only way. But that's a whole other story in itself. p.s. My 15 year old loved this book too!
Excerpt From Various Reviews Nov 1, 2005
In a faraway forest in a faraway land live Meathook and his band of carnivorous dragons who love feasting on tasty knights and princesses. There is one dragon who is different... Herb is a peace-loving vegetarian who is prepared to stand up for what he believes in. When he is mistaken for one of the princess-munching meat-eaters, his principles are well and truly tested, but his courage saves the day! As well as encouraging healthy-living, Herb's hilarious story offers lots of food for thought! This book and bendy toy with 10 inch tail will make for hours of fun. Includes extra earth-friendly activities!
"A magical read for all new readers, young and old; Herb's story tells the tale of the future." - Sir Paul McCartney
"Can frightened citizens, unrepentant carnivores and a peaceful herbivore find a way to coexist? Jules Bass, author of Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon, is the weaver of this whimsical tale of learning to live together in harmony. Accompanied by vibrant and often hilarious illustrations, Herb's story amuses readers while encouraging tolerance for personal choice." - Delicious! Magazine
"Lush with growing plants and green grass, the artwork is filled with details that readers will pore over." - School Library Journal
"The book's case for vegetarianism and understanding of differences is further enhanced when accompanied by the author's Cooking With Herb: A Cookbook for Kids.... Amusing illustrations characterize both works; the recipes and safety tips in the cookbook will help kids enjoy cooking while learning good kitchen habits." - NAPRA Review