Let the dogs out

Let the dogs out has been re-done and is now available in paperback with full page watercolour illustrations.

As you might imagine, although there is a happy ending for the story’s hero, this one is something of a tear-jerker.  You can read the whole story here, if you want to try before you buy, but, basically, it’s about a beagle who was born and raised in a laboratory breeding facility.  The story is told from his point of view and we learn how life is for him and his peers in this bleak place.  The reader actually knows more than he does because they can understand what the humans are saying, and they can read the label on the cage and the order form that slips to the floor.

The whole business is a very unhappy prospect indeed.  However, about half way through the book everything changes: one of the humans helps him to escape and there is an exciting car chase and a desperate search and, well, I don’t want to give everything away.

While there are no images of experiments on animals, it is very sad to learn about places like these, even in this PG depiction, so I know that no one is going to be choosing this one for a bedtime story.  But it is a story that needs to be told and widely shared.  Everyone should be aware of what it’s like for laboratory animals so that they are motivated to fight against vivisection; to refuse to donate to charities which fund vivisection; and to fight for a change in the law so that animals will no longer be bred, enslaved, tortured and killed by the people in these places.

So this is a great book for campaigners who wish to enlighten people about the realities of vivisection because, without actually depicting the cruel experiments, it conveys the hopelessness and helplessness felt by its innocent victims and inspires an urge to change things or at least to support those who are.  With that in mind, the end of the book includes information about the real company and events that informed the story and provides information about organisations fighting against vivisection and funding non-animal research to replace it.  All this information is also included at the bottom of the story page on Violet’s Vegan e-Comics.

Author/Illustrator:  Violet Plum of Violet’s Vegan Comics

Genre: comic/graphic novel, suspense, drama

Recommended for readers aged 12 and up

This Edition First Published:  24 April 2018

Format:  Paperback (78 pages)

ISBN-10: 1717157378

ISBN-13: 978-1717157379

Dimensions: 17.8 x 0.5 x 25.4 cm

Price:  £7.50

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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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Grandpa Wollemi’s Birthday

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Grandpa Wollemi’s Birthday

Another big and beautiful book by Edward Benn, Grandpa Wollemi’s Birthday doesn’t disappoint.  Beautifully illustrated in naïve style by Cynthia Barnett, this adorable story is about a child wanting to make something for Grandpa’s birthday.

Everyone is excited because it’s Grandpa Wollemi’s birthday.  Kauri has made him a present and Myrtle has made him a present, but Cedro just can’t think what to give him.  That is, until he remembers that Grandpa has a sweet tooth and decides to make him a birthday cake, all by himself. The simple egg-free recipe and how-to is described in the story so that readers will know how to make one themselves (with adult supervision of course 🙂 ).

Absolutely delicious! Why not try before you buy?

You can read the story here for free 😀

Author: Edward Benn

Illustrator: Cynthia Barnett

Genre: Juvenile fiction / picture story book / early learning

Recommended for children aged 5 and up

Published by Honestly Books in April 2016

Format: Paperback (52 pages)

Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.3 x 27.9 cm

ISBN 9781985376380

Price:  £5.40

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Reflecto Girl’s Lost Notebook

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Reflecto Girl’s Lost Notebook

Reflecto Girl, on the way to meet her future sidekick and tell him her whole story, left her notebook on the bus. She was very worried because in it she had written all about her life that year and how she’d become Reflecto Girl and things she’d done with the Dounto.  She was very concerned that this information, which was supposed to be kept secret, would fall into the wrong hands. Her friend made her feel better by telling her that as long as her real name and address were not in the book – which they weren’t, she’d made sure of that – losing it wouldn’t do any harm.

Keeping her real identity secret was the most important thing so of course she couldn’t claim the notebook from the bus depot lost property.  And that means that it’s out there, waiting for someone else to find it.

So, if you would love to learn about the girl behind Reflecto Girl; if you would to love know what her life was like before the Dounto, and where her Grandma went; if you would like to try out a couple of recipes that she made a note of; and if you love to keep a diary and would like to fill in the rest of Reflecto Girl’s book with your own notes and doodles (it’s half empty) then why don’t you pick it up?  It’s right here 😀

Author/Illustrator: Violet Plum/Violet’s Vegan Comics

Genre: Notebook/juvenile fiction

Recommended for children aged 8 and up

Published: July 2016

Format: Paperback (164 pages)

ISBN-10: 1535380136
ISBN-13: 978-1535380133
Dimensions: 14 x 1 x 17.8 cm

Price:  £4

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Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er: MY PRIVUT NOTEBOOK

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Luke Walker: animal stick up for-er: MY PRIVUT NOTEBOOK

Luke’s notebook is for his eyes, and those of fellow veggietareun outlaws, only.  He made it out of an old maths exercise book he never used, for the purpose of privately recording the activities of his Secret Sersiety.  Luke has written quite a lot already about things he’s said and done but there is still plenty of blank space to be filled in by other members.  All young veg*ns would do well to join Luke’s band of outlaws and get a copy of this notebook.  Instructions for how to make a code maker is included so that top secret information can be kept TOP SECRET.

Luke learned some interesting things on his own about some of the people Mrs Tebbut told him about in History, things Mrs Tebbut hadn’t told him about them, and he made a note of them.

Luke wrote illustrated instructions of how to make a code maker/code breaker. Every outlaw should have one!

And there’s plenty of empty space for other sersiety members to add their own stuff. Luke drew some lines on for you.

This you can decode when you’ve made a code-breaker identical to Luke’s. Then you can write your own coded messages.

Author/Illustrator:  Violet Plum/Violet’s Vegan Comics

Genre: Children’s notebook

Recommended for children aged 7 and up

Published: March 2016

Format: Paperback (42 pages)

ISBN-10: 1530311284
ISBN-13: 978-1530311286

Dimensions: 15.2 x 0.3 x 22.9 cm

Price:  £3

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