BOOK LAUNCH 'Livi and The story of the Sausage roll'
Time & Location
It will be a relaxed environment with a book reading from us (the authors) and some colouring with the illustrator and some yummy vegan cupcakes too! To give you a little background about this project.], we are Erika and Keziah- two mums who meet when our daughters became friends at school and we quickly realised we had a lot in common. We are both raising our children on a mainly plant based diet, and as much as possible, a vegan lifestyle. When it came to explaining our life choices (such as why we eat a mainly plant based diet) to our children we found there were very few or hardly any books that spoke to our children on their level. So, we decided to write our own!
We have created a series of books about a girl named Livi. Livi lives in a city with her family and dog Abba. She is a very inquisitive girl who has many questions, such as what’s inside a sausage roll, what’s meat, what is climate change? The questions are answered from the perspective of the characters that she meets in the books, such as a pig, other animals or even the planet who in our story has a voice all of her own. We created a book for each of Livi’s questions and each book covers a topic that is seemingly difficult to answer when speaking to a young child. These topics were inspired by actual questions asked by our own girls. Every book has a fact and information page at the end for a deeper glimpse into the subject matter.
With beautiful, elegant illustrations, our book is very far away from the hippie, hemp vegan image of yesteryear, it is current, relevant and stylish and answers questions that the future generations are facing as we all learn that change must happen to sustain life on earth. The books are cool, honest, informative and open minded with a forward thinking message of kindness, fairness and fact.
Even though some of the books have a vegan message, they are not only targeting families that are already vegan/vegetarian/plant based or eco-friendly animal lovers. They are meant for open minded parents and children who are seeking stories with a moral message.
The economist said recently that 2019 is the year of the vegan. In 2019 300,000 people have signed up for Veganuary compared to 180,000 in 2018. Plant based eating and veganism is becoming one of the hottest topics of our time.