Picture Book - 2013
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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]
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9780811866903
Branch Call Number: E FIC REYN
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Santat, Dan - Illustrator


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IndyPL_AndrewD Jan 22, 2019

Aaron Reynolds and Dan Santat are both in fine form with this hilarious picture book. The tongue in cheek wordplay combined with the visual gags makes this a read aloud crowd-pleaser with young school age children. Also be sure to check out their second collaboration, Dude!.

Oct 12, 2017

Fun read.

CRRL_CraigG Jun 25, 2015

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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JCLBeckyC Oct 20, 2014

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

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

Jul 02, 2014

it is very funny, clever, and surprising.

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

Greg_library Feb 15, 2014

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.

SCL_Preschool Sep 17, 2013

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

buckeyebranch 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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Greg_library Feb 15, 2014

Greg_library thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over


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Greg_library Feb 15, 2014

[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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