The dragons in the forest of Nogard like nothing better than raiding Castle Dark and carrying off princesses to eat. All the dragons, that is, except one.
Herb is at his happiest tending his vegetable patch. Herb is a vegetarian.
So it is unfortunate that he is the one captured by the castle’s knights in armor. Treacherous Meathook and his dragon cronies will only help Herb if he agrees to eat meat. But will he give in to their blackmail?
Jules Bass’s lighthearted story combines with Debbie Harter’s jaunty illustrations to make Herb the Vegetarian Dragon a hilarious picture book. Best of all, it offers young readers plenty of food for thought.
About the Author
Jules Bass has produced several animated films, including The Hobbit, The Last Unicorn, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty the Snowman, and several hit animated television shows as ThunderCats.
Jules has written two children’s books for Barefoot Books: Herb, The Vegetarian Dragon, and Cooking With Herb.
Herb the Vegetarian Dragon received a “Pick Of The Lists” from American Bookseller, Lifeworks Magazine’s the “Real Life Award,” IRA-CBC “Children’s Choices Award”, “top-of-the-children’s list” at American Book Sellers Association.
The London Times called it one of the best books of the season. It was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Award and praised by Paul McCartney: “A magical read for all new thinkers, young and old…”
“Lush with growing plants and green grass, the artwork is filled with details that readers will pore over.” – School Library Journal
“The book’s case for vegetarianism and understanding of differences is further enhanced when accompanied by the author’s Cooking With Herb: A Cookbook for Kids…. Amusing illustrations characterize both works; the recipes and safety tips in the cookbook will help kids enjoy cooking while learning good kitchen habits.” – NAPRA Review
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