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Carnivores

by Aaron Reynolds

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Carnivores is a humorous book about a lion, a shark, and a timber wolf. These three feel that being at the top of the food chain can often times be lonely, as you don't have many friends, and the animals at the lower end of the food chain will often whisper and make fun of you behind your back! These three rascals try to change their ways and become vegetarians. This plan doesn't quite work, as they can't help but to follow their instincts, and eat meat!
  mkhazelton | Jul 10, 2017 |
Carnivores is a book about three carnivores (A Lion, a Shark, and a Wolf) coming to terms with the fact that nobody likes them because they keep eating everyone. They try becoming vegetarian, they try blending in, and eventually they call the wise old Horned Owl to help. The Owl tells them to suck it up because even though the other animals are mean to them, they're carnivores and they can just eat them. They then proceed to eat the Owl, which seems like a huge dick move. They are content with being the kings of their food chains.
This is not a book for vegans or vegetarian students. Might be best to leave this one on the shelf, but it's definitely funny!
  S_Trevor | Jun 11, 2017 |
Summary: The animals at the top of the food chain are having a hard time making friends with the rest of the animals! Life is tough for a meat eater. Shark, Lion and Wolf even try to go vegetarian to fit in, but they can't help but be themselves! With a little help from their friend Owl, they realize it's okay to be themselves and sometimes eating meat is just a normal, natural part of life.

Personal commentary / Reflection: This is a great book, focusing on the important of being yourself and embracing the part of you that is different because that is what makes you special! I love the theme too, as too often carnivores have to play the "evil" characters in books! Perfect light hearted romp for a young classroom. ( )
  JeffBunte | Jun 4, 2017 |
The carnivores are all having trouble fitting in with the other animals. All the other animals do not like hanging out with them and always give them dirty looks. This really hurts the carnivores feelings so they decided to try being vegetarian and blending in with the other animals. This does not work for them and they feel more miserable than ever. The decide to ask the wise owl for help. The owl gives them great advice. He tells them to be themselves and to accept themselves for who they really are, which is carnivores. They eat the owl and start feeling better about themselves.
  violetkulch | Nov 29, 2016 |
In this book, a lion, a white shark, and a wolf disguise themselves in order to fit in with other animal groups. Because of their reputation as carnivores, they feel bad and guilty about eating other animals to live. As a result, they try to become vegetarians, but in the end, they realize they can't help with be with their own kind to eat other animals. With the help and advice of the owl, they realize it's part of who they are as carnivores to eat other animals to live.

After reading this book, I begin to understand how important it is to be who you are. I also learn that in today's world, there are many carnivorous living beings that are part of the food chain in nature. I would use this book in my science classroom to introduce the food chain and terms like carnivore and vegetarian. ( )
  jhcao20 | Apr 26, 2016 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0811866904, Hardcover)

The lion is king of the jungle!
The great white shark is sovereign of the seas!
The timber wolf is emperor of the forests!


But . . . it's lonely at the top of the food chain. It's difficult to fit in when plant eaters can be so cruel—just because you ate a relative of theirs that one time! What's a carnivore to do? Aaron Reynolds's roaringly funny text is perfectly paired with Dan Santat's mouthwatering illustrations, creating a toothsome book that's sure to stand out from the herd.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:11:14 -0400)

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.

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