Friday, March 5, 2010

Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary

Maya Gottfried, author of Our Farm, was kind enough to send me a copy of her latest book. Beautifully illustrated, the book is a collection of poems, each one capturing the personality of some of the animals at Farm Sanctuary. Other than a note in the back to parents, the book does not get into why the animals are at the sanctuary but instead celebrates animals as unique individuals. As such, the book allows parents to discuss animal rights on their own terms, or just enjoy a book that respects animals with their kids.

6 comments:

Ashling said...

Its nice to see a book that highlights animal welfare without adding shock value!

The Vegan Snorkeler said...

This looks like a great book for kids and families. I was recently at the Woodstock Farm Sanctuary...such a great place!

dreaminitvegan said...

What a wonderful book to have and to read with the kids about real animals, not made up ones. I can't wait to read it.

Tamara said...

Thank you for sharing this important book with us!

Suzette said...

I just received a review copy, too, and love this book!

Kat said...

Thank you! I'm going to see if my library has this right now. :)