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Peace, Love and Vegetables Gift Set: Herb, the Vegetarian Dragon Book and Bendo (Herb the Vegetarian Dragon) [Paperback]

Jules Bass , Debbie Harter
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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19 Oct 2005 Herb the Vegetarian Dragon
In a faraway forest in a faraway land live Meathook and his band of carnivorous dragons who love feasting on tasty princesses. There is one dragon who is different...Herb is a peace-loving vegetarian who is prepared to stand up for what he believes in. As well as encouraging healthy living, Herb's hilarious story offers lots of food for thought. The gift set includes a book and a bendable Herb figure (measuring 178mm high and holding a detachable pink flower in one hand!). The box itself is covered in delicious vegetarian recipes easy for children to make, and is ideal for using as a planter - to make your very own Herb garden!

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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Barefoot Books Ltd; Box Pap/to edition (19 Oct 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1905236433
  • ISBN-13: 978-1905236435
  • Product Dimensions: 27.4 x 22.5 x 7.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 771,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Herb's story tells the tale of the future!" ~ Sir Paul McCartney"

About the Author

Jules Bass, Jules Bass is the 'Bass' in Rankin/Bass Animated Entertainment, New York, producers of such films as The Hobbit, The Last Unicorn and The Little Drummer Boy. His work as a writer / songwriter and producer / director has been seen in feature films, television, off Broadway and heard on recordings. Jules lives in New York and France and is a frequent visitor to London. Debbie Harter continues to attract a worldwide following with her bold, funny and child-friendly images. She has illustrated a number of titles for Barefoot Books, including the best-selling Bear series, The Animal Boogie and Thesaurus Rex (1-84148-042-8). Debbie divides her time between London, England, and Sydney, Australia.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely toy and great book! 3 Dec 2009
Sometimes it's difficult being a vegetarian, specially when you are a child and all the other kids in school start asking questions...that you don't know how to answer.I think this book is great to help children understand they are not different for being vegetarians, as they can identify themselves with Herb the Dragon, and for this reason I would totally recommend the gift set with the Bendo toy included.The characters are great, and the box included is also beautifully illustrated which can be reused to plant your own herbs, although I haven't tried this option as I have used the box as a storage container to keep pencils and crayons.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Popular 29 April 2013
By flash
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Surprisingly a very good product. You wouldn't think that the plastic bendy dragon would be a favourite for the little ones but he loves it. It has been sucked and chewed, cuddled and or course bent in all directions.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!!! 19 May 2011
A really nice story and also a nice dragon and recipe that comes with this edition of the book. I have bought this book three times already and the families I got this book for really loved it! I also have a copy at home. A lot of symbolism and Jungian archetypes with a nice message about compassion and harmony.
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5.0 out of 5 stars We love Herb! 2 Jan 2006
By loves2read - Published on Amazon.com
I love this book! I ordered this book for my 3 year old for Christmas because while we are not strict vegetarians, we are gradually moving in that direction, it looked like a great book and the set with book and the bendy dragon was precious.

Anyway, when we read the book, we all loved it! I've read people's reviews about how violent it is and all I can say is that how violent it actually is, has a lot to do with the tone with which it is read. I don't believe that a 3 year old will look at the page where Meathook tries to get Herb to take the wild boar meat and say " Hey look - there's blood dripping off that thing!" I really think you can read the book in it's entirety without promoting violence. I really didn't see anything gory about it, but that could have something to do with the fact I'm a surgical nurse in a trauma center and I see real gore. This book is great because the art work is gorgeous and the story promotes tolerance and acceptance - I think that is one of the most positive things about it and I think that it's one the author's ideals for this book.It's more important to teach our children acceptance and tolerance than it is to teach them that vegetarianism is the only way. But that's a whole other story in itself. p.s. My 15 year old loved this book too!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My kids absolutely love this book 25 July 2007
By Michelle - Published on Amazon.com
and have me read it to them all the time. I wouldn't recommend this book for really small children because of the mention of the dragons eating princesses and the such, I know that's an issue for some parents. My children were never really bothered by it and I didn't feel it was overly done.
I initially purchased this book because my 5 yo son couldn't understand if it was right or wrong to eat meat (we're vegetarians, obviously) and this book was the perfect way of explaining things to him. It's a great and fun way to help kids (especially boys) understand tolerance. Also, he really likes that 'Herb' is a vegetarian just like us.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Kids love it 14 Aug 2007
By H. Hawkes - Published on Amazon.com
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My 5 and 3 year old love this story. The art is pretty cool and the story is so-so. I understand the idea... live and let live. You eat your way and I will eat mine, which is a great message... maybe a bit more on being a vegetarian? I don't know, it is a kids book.
The drangon is great though!

Heather mama of 5
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 4 Jan 2007
By Kathleen J. Weiss - Published on Amazon.com
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We love Herb and his story book. The story is really good for helping little ones understand why we don't eat meat. It alsohas a good thread of non-violence. The little bendy Herb is great to play with.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not about being vegetarian... 4 Mar 2009
By That Radical Mom - Published on Amazon.com
it's really more about tolerance, which is good! of course we all need to work on that but being vegetarian or vegan is not about tolerance it is about INTOLERANCE! we must not just sit quietly in our garden behind some beautiful brick walls hiding from the animal-consuming world. that is not to say that we should be militant either, on the contrary we must be vociferous about our veganism while exemplifying the peace and happiness for which we stand.
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