Release Date: April 28, 2021
It is the last day of summer vacation for King Zoom and his two cousins. They are playing at a beach on Vancouver Island when they discover a lone harbour seal pup. King Zoom wonders where her mother is, and what if anything he can do to help.
After getting advice from the experts at the Island Wildlife Natural Care Center the rescue begins.
This colourful and richly illustrated book brings the story of King Zoom and the Great Seal Pup Rescue to life. The book ends with an educational section on harbour seals and a recipe for Mindful Muffins.
"The beauty of this story is in its true, gentle telling. There are many life lessons wrapped up in an accessible story for kids and adults alike — in BC and beyond — about what can happen when we approach others with kindness and compassion. King Zoom and the Great Seal Pup Rescue is an inspiration. Walters’ illustrations are vibrant and help bring this sweet story to life. Thank you for rescuing Garfunkel, and for sharing the journey with the rest of us! "
— JS Nahani
writer and facilitator, Vancouver, BC
Available at www.koolandchild.com
Are you a Vegan? Do you know someone who is? Have you ever wanted to get involved in helping animals and our planet? In Gillian's second book, she focuses on the social justice movement of our time. Meet King Zoom who shares his adventures in activism and introduces you to his many friends; Paisley his rescued companion, Penny a rescued Piglet and Theodore a rescued calf. Learn how to practice self-care and use peaceful communication.
"When I read, King Zoom the Vegan Kid, Animals used for food, I felt a deep sense of calm come over me, realising that a vegan world is just around the corner. When a young person has such insight into the wrongs we have inflicted on animals and shows us how we can end this by making kinder choices, we truly are stepping into the world we all wish to belong to - a vegan utopia.
He explains the facts about animal suffering in a way that immediately encourages empathy whilst simultaneously sharing the animals' experiences through their own stories of how unnatural their lives are. The imagery throughout the book captures the imagination without traumatising the reader, allowing them to keep reading whilst truly imagining living in a kinder world we all have a part in creating. I believe this book is a a powerful addition to the vegan movement which I would like to see in schools and homes around the world."
Psychologist and Author of Vystopia: The Anguish of Being Vegan in a Non-Vegan World
"This is a book that is much needed for older kids, since most vegan-themed books out there are for the very little ones. I appreciate how this book is very clear and honest about all of the problems associated with our exploitation of non-human animals, but it is written in a compassionate and non-shaming way. Kids are capable of understanding so much more than they are given credit for, and the concepts presented in this book are presented in a way that are easy to digest. I also really appreciate how there are sections for self-care and how to get involved and be an activist at any age. I have heard so many parents who are looking for a resource to try to help their kids understand veganism, and this book fits the bill quite nicely!"
-Casey Taft, PHD
Cofounder , Vegan Publishers.
King Zoom the Vegan Kid: Animals Used for Food is registered with the American Wholesale Book Company, Baker & Taylor, Follett Library Resources, Ingram, and Partners Book distributors and available online with the following retailers:
Amazon.com, BAM!, Barnes& Noble Booksellers and Mascot Books.