Hubert the Pudge: A Vegetarian Tale

From Booklist: Hubert is a pudge - a pig with purple polka-dot horns and a long nose that curls just like his tail. Pudges have short, unhappy lives, ending at Jake's Pudge Processing Farm, where the result is "greasy food products." The only freedom they experience is during the yearly barn cleaning - and that's the day Hubert escapes. Life is good, and with lots of food and fresh air, Hubert becomes "supchunky-nrmous." His new size gives him the strength and courage to return to the farm and save his fellow pudge pals. He also has a word with Farmer Jake, and before someone can say "Whole Foods," the pudge-processing farm turns into a tofu mill. Amusing and edgy, the artwork features some memorable scenes, including a purple-tinted, two-page spread showing rows of penned pudges.

This book is a great way to teach kids about vegetarianism, plus who doesn't love a story about a purple polka-dot pig?