Why are you a vegan? and other rhyming stories for English language learners

The long awaited book of rhyming stories for English language learners is finally here!  Over the years we have had  several requests for a simplification of the vocabulary in some of our rhyming stories for little ones so that they are suitable for people learning English as a foreign language.  This has finally been achieved thanks to Madeleine Lifsey, an English language teacher, who worked with Violet to re-word the stories so that they are all written in present tense, simple vocabulary.  The result is this lovely little book 😀

The five popular rhyming stories, Why are you a vegan?, “I’m not dinner!”, Edmund’s Lunch, bones and teeth and Where are you going Deidra?, adapted for English language learners, can be enjoyed here for free but if you want to use them in the classroom, this fully illustrated paperback is just the thing 😀

Created with Comic Life by Plasq

Author/Illustrator:  Violet Plum

Editor:  Madeleine Lifsey

Genre:  stories in rhyme/educational

Recommended for anyone learning or teaching English as a foreign language

Published May 2019 by Little Chicken

Format:  Paperback (81 pages)

ISBN-10:  1097412946

ISBN-13:  978-1097412945

Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.5 x 22.9 cm

Price:  £7.50

Click here to buy from Amazon UK,

Also available from Amazon in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia.  If you can’t or don’t want to buy from Amazon, contact us to arrange mail order 😀

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Megan & Flos: Beginnings

Megan & Flos is now a proper comic from the beginning!  It’s been a while.  Megan actually met Flos in 2012 but then they were only pencil drawings 😉 Now, with the help of Artistry by Stephen Toub, and Comic Life by Plasq, they have been reborn as a proper full colour comic book!

This book contains the first five episodes!  Megan and Flos meet; Megan saves Flos, Flos saves Megan; Megan and Flos track down the polluters; Megan and Flos try to stop the frackers; Megan and Flos go up against the volpars on another planet.  It’s all go!

Of course you can read it all for free at Violet’s Vegan Comics, but if you’re the kind of person who likes to actually turn pages, then this is for you! 😀

Author/Illustrator:  Violet Plum

Genre:  Children’s comics / juvenile fiction

Recommended for readers aged 8 and up

Published March 2019 by Little Chicken

Format:  Paperback (52 pages)

ISBN-10:  1090318766

ISBN-13:  978-1090318763

Dimensions:  21.6 x 0.3 x 27.9 cm

Price:  £5.50

Click here to buy from Amazon UK,

Also available from Amazon in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia. If you’re somewhere where you can’t buy from Amazon, contact us to arrange mail order 😀

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NB: for those in the UK who don’t like to shop online,  contact us to mail order and pay by cheque.

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Reflecto Girl episodes 5 & 6: Sidekick & Harsh But Fair

Renée Gale became Reflecto Girl when she inherited the Dounto (pronounced doon-toe) from her grandmother.  The Dounto, an ancient Celtic mystical mirror, reflects people’s misdeeds back onto them.  With it Renée defends and protects animals by showing people just what it feels like to be on the receiving end of the kind of treatment they’re dishing out.

In episode 5 Reflecto Girl finds herself in a formal garden and what starts out as a lovely day turns ugly when she discovers the lengths some people will go to for a neatly manicured lawn.  She also learns something she didn’t know about the Dounto and gets herself a sidekick.

In episode 6, Renée, with her new sidekick, goes up against a government man who makes the common mistake of underestimating her and suffers some heart-breaking consequences.

This big, colourful comic book includes not only these exciting stories but also some fascinating information about moles, and calcium, and there’s a couple of fun puzzle pages.

The Reflecto Girl series was first published at Violet’s Vegan Comics and if you like your comics virtual, you can pop over there right now and read all the Reflecto Girl stories for free.  However, if you like to hold the book in your hands, and do the puzzles with a pencil, you can get this one from Amazon for the very reasonable price of £4 😀

Created with Comic Life by Plasq

Author/Illustrator:  Violet Plum

Genre:  Children’s comics / Juvenile fiction

Recommended for readers aged 8 and up

Published January 2019 by Little Chicken

Format:  Paperback (39 pages)

ISBN-10:  179380169X

ISBN-13:  978-1793801692

Dimensions:  21.6 x 0.3 x 27.9 cm

Price:  £4

Click here to buy from Amazon UK,

Also available from Amazon in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia. If you’re somewhere where you can’t buy from Amazon, contact us to arrange mail order 😀

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NB: for those in the UK who don’t like to shop online,  contact us to mail order and pay by cheque.

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The Dragons of Durga

The Dragons of Durga is an epic novel by Simone Spearman.

It’s a slow, gentle tale, beautifully told with detailed, poetic descriptions that transport you to a magical, imaginary world.  The story takes place in an ancient time. Long before anyone can remember, long before history was recorded, back when magnificent dragons still walked the Earth.

Spearman describes the different species as tribes – the Human tribe, the Dragon tribe, the Feline tribe, – all of whom live in co-operation and harmony.  The Dragons have a special relationship with Human children whom they teach and mentor, but this only lasts until they come of age.  Humans of age only get to commune with Dragons at the Midsummer celebration, to which every tribe of Durga is invited.  The picture is wonderfully idyllic until the unthinkable happens and a vision of the future reveals a world without dragons.

A myriad of characters – Dragons of all shapes and sizes, a winged Cat, an unpredictable Rat, a Human girl who can change into any animal, a Human boy who blames the Dragons for a past tragedy – embark on an epic adventure, all working together to ensure the survival of the Dragon tribe.

And it’s a big hunk of a book – 538 pages!!!  It took me a good few weeks to finish it because unfortunately I only have time to read at the end of the day, just before I go to sleep, but it certainly made me look forward to bedtime.  I loved this book.  It’s wonderful to have quality literature in which the protagonists are plant-eaters who fight for peace, harmony and equality among species.  I love the dragons, I love the children, I love the weird and wonderful names they had and the innovative use of capital letters.  Thank you Simone L Spearman.

Author:  Simone L Spearman

Illustrator:  Jason Weaver

Genre:  Juvenile Fiction, Fantasy & Magic

Recommended for readers aged 8 and up

Published in August 2017

Format:  Paperback (552 pages) & Kindle

ISBN-10: 0999278207
ISBN-13: 978-0999278208
Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 3.5 x 20.3 cm

Available from Amazon in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Japan.

Venus Aqueous #5: Prison Break

It’s 2019 already?!  Well, we hope you’re having a happy new year so far and here’s some more good news: Venus Aqueous Prison Break is now a big, colourful comic book!

For those unfamiliar with Venus, you can catch up with the story so far at Violet’s Vegan Comics, and once you’ve got to know her, you’re bound to want to read episode 5 😀

In this chapter, Venus and friends have heard terrible things about the goings-on at their local public aquarium and they’re going undercover as volunteers to investigate. But what they find out is even more shocking than they knew. Their aquatic friends desperately need the girls’ help and Venus, Jean and Adi won’t let them down.

It’s another exciting adventure from the  popular comic series ‘Venus Aqueous’ about a champion swimmer with the ability to hear and understand marine animals. This full-colour second edition replaces the earlier black and white publication of the same name.  And, as if that wasn’t enough, there’s a crossword about marine animals at the back!

Created with Comic Life by Plasq

Author/Illustrator:  Violet Plum

Created by Violet’s Vegan Comics

Genre:  Children’s comics / Juvenile fiction

Recommended for readers aged 8 and up

Published November 2018 by Little Chicken

Format:  Paperback (42 pages)

ISBN-10: 1729809197
ISBN-13: 978-1729809198
Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.3 x 27.9 cm

Price:  £4.50

Click here to buy from Amazon UK,

Also available from Amazon in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia. If you’re somewhere where you can’t buy from Amazon, contact us to arrange mail order 😀

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NB: for those in the UK who don’t like to shop online,  contact us to mail order and pay by cheque.

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Change The World With Rose And Chili

Here’s a cute little children’s book by Malte Hartwieg 🙂

Change The World With Rose And Chili has been written for little children who don’t know the truth about where their food comes from, and it explains in simple terms that animals are not here for our use, they are here for their own reasons.

With adorable illustrations, Malte Hartwieg takes Rose and her best friend Chili on a journey to an imaginary world where, one by one, Rose meets individuals who are suffering because humans use them for food or clothing: a fox who has no coat, a sheep who has been robbed of her wool, a chicken bereft of eggs and a cow with no milk for her calf.  At every meeting Rose is moved to help these individuals by giving them her warm clothes or finding plant-based foods to replace the animal-based ones, and the imaginary world becomes a brighter, greener, happier place.

By the end, when Rose and Chili return home, Rose has learned how easy it is to change the real world: simply eat plants instead of animals.

This book needs to be on the shelves of nurseries and pre-schools everywhere so that little ones can learn, before they get brainwashed into accepting the status quo, how simple it is to change the world.

Just lovely 😀

Author/Illustrator:  Malte Hartwieg

Genre:  Juvenile fiction/picture book

Recommended for reading to pre-schoolers

Published July 2018

Format:  Paperback (24 pages)

ISBN-10: 1722463449
ISBN-13: 978-1722463441
Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.2 x 21.6 cm

Available from Amazon in the UK, Europe, USA, Canada and Australia

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Little Chicken Classic – Luke Walker animal stick up for-er

Remember the old Penguin Classics?  Well here’s a Little Chicken Classic.  The first.  It isn’t quite as pristine as its Penguin counterparts because Luke has got his grubby mits on it and defaced it with stickers and smudges.  Luckily,  they don’t obscure the title 😀

The Little Chicken Classic – Luke Walker animal stick up for-er contains the first sixteen chapters of our beloved outlaw’s adventures, complete with illustrations.  It seemed a good idea to put them all in one volume, making them more portable and therefore easier to keep on hand for public transport delays or long waits in doctors’ waiting rooms or whenever you have a few moments at your disposal.  Getting so much adventure into so few pages was achieved by simply changing the font – this Little Chicken Classic is written in the classic Times New Roman which fills less than half the number of pages taken up by the handwritten font used in the first two books.  So, there’s your behind-the-scenes look at what made this edition possible which might be obvious to some and uninteresting to many, but since I assume you already know who Luke Walker is and what kind of mischief he gets up to, I had to post something different about this edition.

On the other hand, perhaps I’m wrong to assume anything.  Perhaps you’ve never heard of Luke Walker.  Perhaps you don’t know that he’s an eight year old, growing up in a typical meat-eating household, who doesn’t just accept things unquestioningly.  Perhaps you didn’t realise that, despite the fact that he’s never met a veg*n in his life, he decides to become one after discovering what bacon really is, or rather, was.  Perhaps you don’t know that whilst he is perceived by parents and teachers alike to be naughty, rebellious, argumentative and troublesome, he is in actual fact extremely thoughtful, empathetic, wise and brave.  He is outspoken but uses more than just words to stick up for animals in all sorts of different ways.  He is a righteous warrior for the innocent victims who can’t help themselves, or damsons in distress as he calls them.  He’s a modern Robin Hood.

These stories are funny, exciting and touching but if you don’t believe me you can read them for free here.  If you’d like to gift them to a friend or read them to your children at bedtime you can buy them from Amazon 😀

Author:  Violet Plum

Illustrators:  Miranda Lemon and Violet Plum

Genre:  Juvenile fiction, short stories, humour,

Recommended for readers aged 8 and up

Published by Little Chicken:  May 2018

Format:  Paperback (174 pages)

ISBN-10: 1718710003

ISBN-13: 978-1718710009

Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.1 x 22.9 cm

Price:  £5

Click here to buy from Amazon UK

Also available on Amazon in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan and Australia.  If you’re somewhere where you can’t buy from Amazon, contact us to arrange mail order 😀

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NB: for those in the UK who don’t like to shop online, contact us to mail order and pay by cheque.

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