Project Description

Cover for the book, Kiss or Cook? Features white background with an illustrated shopping cart filled with animals and various foods.

Kiss Or Cook?

Author: Lulu Lotus · Subject: Children’s


Kiss Or Cook? is the first in a series of children’s books that advocate for all animals and instill compassion through living peacefully.

This volume helps youth distinguish between food and friends using vibrant illustrations and engaging text. Discouraging speciesism by making the connection between common pets and animals used for “food.” This book is a starter into fundamental animal rights education.

The animal pages encourage counting exercises and the food pages encourage color identification. Bonus! A doughnut recipe and coloring page inside every book.

About the Author

LuLu was born in Baghdad and immigrated to Canada in 1995. LuLu is a young single mother of 2 boys and spends a great amount of time reading with them. She combined her strong background in art and childcare along with her love for veganism to create a series of vegan children’s books.


Kiss or Cook? ends with thoughtful quotes, a recipe, coloring page, and information about how to learn more about the animals selected for the book. These last few pages provide a place to allow for more interaction and can be appealing to older readers. With gorgeous artwork and a clear theme, Kiss or Cook? is a book that you can be sure will be enjoyed by toddlers and young kids alike. It is a book I look forward to reading again and again to little ones in my life, even though some of the drawings are so cute they make my eyes hurt (in a good way!).” – Amanda Lily, Tofu Magazine. Review: Kiss or Cook? by Lulu Lotus. 2 Feb 2019

“Naturally kids love animals and don’t want to harm them. This book really helps kids make the connection to what is and isn’t considered food. Not only are there lots of different animals and foods to learn in this book, there are colors and counting.” – Kristi, Vegan Mom Blog. “Kiss or Cook? Vegan Children’s Book Review.” 18 Dec 2018

“In short: it’s a very good book for young ‘uns that teaches a very good message. Opposing square pages show different animals versus different vegetables/legumes/etc. The reader is taught that the animals on the left pages are for kissing, while the vegetables etc. on the right are for cooking. Each animal comes with a simple ask like, “How many bubbles can you count?” for an underwater turtle (for example). Each vegetable etc. teaches colors like, “Turnips are pink and purple.” The drawings are in full color and are quite cute. My only constructive feedback is that some of the animal asks might not be crystal clear, for example being asked to count the turkey tail feathers: there are many feathers and some are hidden by the turkey’s head and immediately next to the wing feathers — that image could have been different. Otherwise, the book’s overall message is something that we don’t normally see, yet need way more of in modern society. Do you want to teach your kid(s) to be more compassionate towards nature? Get this book.” – Man of Song, Amazon

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Cover for the book, Kiss or Cook? Features white background with an illustrated shopping cart filled with animals and various foods.

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