Thora Thinks Press is a project encouraging adults and children to think about who we eat, and open the lines of communication between children and adults on the topic of veganism in an open-ended, nonconfrontational manner.
At the center of Thora Thinks is the book, Garlic-Onion-Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice, which walks us through the adventures miniature vikings Aksel and Krog who don’t have a ship, don’t go into battle, but get totally pumped up about JUICING! The only problem is that some of the delicious nutritional supplements they want to use (like yellow spotted snail shells, of course!) come from animals who don’t want to be eaten.
Not to worry though, their special friend Thora challenges them to think about the animals they eat and how it feels to be food.
Rather than talking about factory farming or even the actual animals many people choose to eat, Garlic-Onion-Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice takes a conceptual approach to the topic of eating animals by asking questions and encouraging readers to draw their own conclusions. In author Nathalie vanBalen’s guest post on CrazySexyLife, she discusses her approach to talking about veganism with kids and suggests waiting for the child to inquire, expressing your love of food, getting on their level, and asking questions like “Why do you think someone might choose to eat animals?” “Why do you think someone might choose not to eat animals?” and “Hmmm, I wonder why people love cats and dogs, but eat pigs, chickens, and cows…”
Garlic-Onion-Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice has an important message, but wouldn’t be complete it’s ADORABLE characters (perhaps distant cousins of the UglyDolls crew?)
These limited edition, handmade dolls are all available at ThoraThinks.com, along with buttons, magnets, coloring pages, and of course the book Garlic-Onion- Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice.