By Jessica Almy
Thanksgiving can be a great time for veggie families to celebrate turkeys and compassionate choices. Here are a few books to get started!
1. Silly Tilly’s Thanksgiving Dinner An enjoyable book that’s perfect for beginning readers, Silly Tilly’s Thanksgiving Dinner reminds veggie kids what it’s really like to have a turkey for dinner (as a guest, of course). Read more.
2. A Turkey for Thanksgiving If your Thanksgiving celebration includes diverse individuals and a bountiful harvest sans turkey, this book is for you. Here, friends come together to find a turkey to be the guest of honor at the Thanksgiving table. Read more.
3. The Great Turkey Race Give the kids in your life a chance to root for the turkey! This book allows families to explore what it must feel like to be food, all the while being more fun than heavy-handed. Read more.
4. Gobble Gobble Ever wonder what turkeys would be like if people didn’t fatten them up and keep them on farms? This book gives readers a glimpse at turkeys’ wild cousins–amazing birds who fly and roost in trees. Read more.
5. Sometimes It’s Turkey, Sometimes It’s Feathers Mrs. Gumm intends to raise a turkey for dinner, but then has a change of heart. Read her story in the lovely older book Sometimes It’s Turkey, Sometimes It’s Feathers. Read more.
6. The Thankful Book This book is a great reminder of what Thanksgiving is really about that’s perfect for young children. Todd Parr’s unique visual style is paired with heartwarming text in this simple little book about gratitude. Read more.
7. ‘Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving I’ve saved the best for last! Dav Pilkey’s funny, tender ode to compassion is the perfect companion to any vegetarian Thanksgiving celebration. Kids and adults alike will delight in this book–be sure to check it out! Read more.