Herb The Vegetarian Dragon by Jules Bass
Published by Barefoot Books, 2005
The dragons in the forest of Nogard like nothing better than raiding Castle Dark and carrying off princesses to eat - all except one. Herb is at his happiest tending his vegetable patch, for Herb is a vegetarian. So it is unfortunate that he is captured by the castle's knights in armour. Treacherous Meathook and his dragon cronies will only help Herb if he agrees to eat meat - will he give in to their blackmail? Jules Bass's lighthearted story combines with Debbie Harter's jaunty illustrations to make this a hilarious picture book that also offers young readers plenty of food for thought.