LOVE, LOVE LOVE, LOVE! this is a fantastic, informative, and beautifully written children's book. The quality id fabulous, and the story is perfect for parents and children who are looking to educate their children of compassionate living. The book covers all aspects of the use of animals for our gain, and gives great examples and alternatives. My children are 4,4,3 and they can not grasp a few of the concepts yet, however, i don't feel the the book was too much for them. if they cant understand, i will try and give them a few examples and move on until they can grasp what it is the book means. if you have a child 5+, this is a perfect place to start. Ruby Roth has done an amazing job with this story.