I Want to be Bacon When I Grow Up!

I Want to be Bacon When I Grow Up!

by Ken Skinner


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ISBN-13: 9781620867273
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Pages: 38
Product dimensions: 10.10(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

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I Want to be Bacon When I Grow Up! 1.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have a book for you. Lets eat the family pet and chuckle over it as it roasts on an open fire with an apple in its mouth. Better still, lets roast mommy on a spit. All are made of flesh, all breath air, all bleed;  all don't want to be killed. Wake up!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think you should rename this book "I want to be murdered and eaten"
smitten_kitten More than 1 year ago
This book lies to children by telling them that animals volunteer to participate in the animal holocaust for the sake of human's tastebuds. I saw this book on the shelf and thought it was a joke, but it teaches children that animals want humans to eat them and that is their life purpose, as if the animal has a choice in the matter. Tell children the truth about where meat comes from: that bacon is the muscles of an animal who has thoughts and feelings. Tell them that the Melvin the pig won't have the chance to reach adulthood because he will die at the same age as a child (in pig years) to become bacon. Tell them that Melvin will be tossed into a boiling pot of water, while he is still alive, in order to remove the hair from his skin. Tell them that Melvin will be kicked, punched, spit on, and force-fed until he is murdered for food. Don't trivialize the plight of farm animals to convince children that animals have free will when it comes to living a miserable life that ends in a horrendous murder.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is wrong to teach children that they should find humor in the suffering of other innocent beings. Killing is never humane.
AVEGAN More than 1 year ago
Horrible, vile, cruel and revolting. I'd give it 0 stars if I could. Teaching children that any animal wants to be imprisoned, tortured and murdered is WRONG. It's how psychopaths are created. What else do the authors have in mind? A book about how a girl is genitally mutilated, or how a boy wants his leg amputated? How a dog wants to be run over or a horse wants to be turned into glue?  
Burni More than 1 year ago
The book tells the story of three piglets. One wants to become president, the other wants to become an astronaut but Melvin, the main character of the book, wants to become bacon when he grows up. The moral of the story is that becoming president or an astronaut are not realistic goals to achieve in life but becoming bacon is not only realistic it is also considered selfless in order to bring people together for a meal of bacon. The premise of this book is morbid, twisted, ignorant and flat out idiotic. Children shouldn't be taught that pigs want to be killed so humans can get their bacon. I think it's plausible to assume that no living being wants to be killed to become someone else's dinner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can assure you that no animal wants to grow up to be someone else's dinner. There is nothing  "lighthearted" or "funny" about it, (as your book tries to portray.) A wild pig has the life expectancy of 25 years & domesticated pigs are slaughtered for meat at about 6 - 10 months of age, so they never get to  grow up at all. If you want to do your children a service, why not tell them the truth so they can make an informed choice when deciding what to eat.
Daniella2 More than 1 year ago
 I can't believe the lesson you want to teach children is that animals want to die. It's so messed up, there are so many positive messages to put in children books but you would rather teach them to lie and kill innocent beings. I am honestly shocked, children's minds are like sponges they absorb information so easily and this is going to lead to terrible behaviors. They are going to learn that it is okay to beat or abuse pets, animals and other creatures of the planet, this is where it starts telling them animals enjoy dying... Well done! I'm disgusted as a teacher I will never use your books in my classroom and I will recommend all to do the same until this (I want to be bacon) book is taken off the market. -Disgusted!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you are going to teach children where bacon comes from, you should tell them the truth and not brainwash them with propaganda into thinking animals actually want to be unnecessarily murdered for your palette and your ego. This book is so disturbing on so many levels: besides the obvious promoting cruelty to animals: spinning the story to position the victim as "wanting it" is just so perverse. Saying that you 'respect' the animals with the message delivered in this book is a complete oxymoron. Especially considering most of these animals live miserable short lives in horrific conditions. There is no such thing as a 'humane slaughter' or a 'respectful murder', no matter how 'good' you believe the farmer is. You are in dreamland! It's promoting lies like this that cause cognitive dissonance and mass confirmation bias among populations and encourage people to turn a blind eye and be de-sensitized to the suffering and sick realities of the industry. Animals are here with us, not here for us to use and abuse. They do not want to be eaten! It is not a happy story and it is certainly not 'funny'! This book is proof that what we do to non-human animals is NOT natural if we need to delude ourselves and our children in this manner in order to eat them. Please do not write anymore sick children's books. Whats next?! - "The puppy wants to grow up to be savaged to death in a dogfight" or "The baby elephant wants to grow up to be slaughtered for it's tusks". Barnes & Noble, I hope you do the right thing and stop promoting this highly offensive garbage as it is wrong and sad to be teaching our children this!! By saying these intelligent animals want to be brutally abused and murdered is comparable to saying people wanted to be forced into slavery and their suffering is something to be celebrated and made light of. If you want to introduce and educate your child on the farming industry, read them a classic like 'Charlottes Web', instead of brainwashing them with this utter trash.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a terrible book. If you want to read a book your children about a pig, try Charlottes Web. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The authors have explained in numerous videos and on their webpages this book.. and I am pretty shocked they think it is 'fun and educational'.  It is irresponsible and cynical to glorify the horrors or factory farming and animal slaughter to children, plus promoting very unhealthy, fatty food. 
Sword_of_Gryffindor More than 1 year ago
This is a terrible book based on the fallacious premise that any sentient would actually will to be murdered and its flesh to be eaten. I would never read the book to my children--unless, of course, I wanted to lull them into believing that this horrific animal holocaust is not completely morally reprehensible. 
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mtklema More than 1 year ago
As a person that loves bacon I couldn't wait to read this book! The book is humorous for both the adult as well as the child. To me the book was a little different than what most books are for children, which I thought was great as well as creative and fun! I think it possess all the elements in a great children's book and that is fun for both child and adult, creative and a good message as well! You will also love to learn about 10 Bacon Facts! Very cute!