Reynolds, Aaron

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A lion, a great white shark, and a timber wolf, all meat-eaters who have been hurt by the cruelty of plant-eaters, form a support group which has limited success until their newest member, a great horned owl, shares some advice.

Publisher: San Francisco : Chronicle Books, 2013
ISBN: 0811866904
Branch Call Number: E REYNOLD
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Santat, Dan


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Dec 11, 2014
  • CRRL_CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The book is beautifully served by Dan Santat's wonderful illustrations and visual gags, the best of these being the Great White Shark's fishbowl helmet so he can interact with his voracious, landlubbing brethren.

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Oct 20, 2014
  • JCLBeckyC rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A group of meat-eaters, feeling misunderstood, decide everyone will like them better if they go vegetarian. Then a wise old owl teaches them that it's OK to be who you are. Great illustrations by Dan Santat. Recommended for kids with a dark sense of humor.

Sep 08, 2014
  • mswrite rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Very funny and slyly thought-provoking, with an ending that parents will need to gently explain to impressionable little ones.

Jul 02, 2014
  • green_lion_1058 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

it is very funny, clever, and surprising.

Jun 12, 2014
  • Reading_Teen_Librarian rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Carnivores aren't bad, they just do what they do. This is a great book for learning to accept who you are.

Feb 15, 2014
  • Greg_library rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A laugh-out-loud story about a group of carnivores who become self-conscious about their meat-eating ways and attempt various ill-fated attempts to change their lifestyle.

A humourous take on the "enjoy who you are" theme.

The story is well-written by Aaron Reynolds and this is certainly one of Dan Santat's better illustrated books.

Sep 17, 2013
  • SCL_EarlyYears rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Hilarious pictures and story make this a great choice for elementary students. A fun read-aloud.

Aug 29, 2013

"When the Timber Wolf gets the munchies he doesn't have to think twice about grabbing a handful of bunnies. They have really negative attitudes anyway."

When the carnivores try to change their eating habits to become more politically correct, no one is happy and everyone is hungry, or slobbered on. Luckily, they soon learn that being carnivores is just who they are, and it's not bad.

Parents Note: Accepting who they are does give the carnivores free reign over having all the other animals in this book for dinner.


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Feb 15, 2014
  • Greg_library rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Greg_library thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over


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Feb 15, 2014
  • Greg_library rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

[The timber wolf complains] "The bunny rabbits always say, 'Quit sneaking up on me!' But he's not sneaking. He's merely a quiet walker. With vicious fangs. And scary eyes. He can't help it.


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