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Be pleased with who you are
on October 11, 2006
I agree with the other reviewers that this is a nice story with cute illustrations. My only caveat is that another theme also comes out of this story, namely to be suspicious or fear others whose appearances or behavior is considered different or other from one's own. I was disturbed that the bunny's mother couldn't recognize him and ultimately rejected him, sending him into the cold night. The bushy-tailed squirrel slams his door shut on the bunny in fear. Only when the bunny gives up his wings do the other characters' compassion appear in accepting him. While the value of appreciating one's own self "as is" is important, I'm not sure that the ensuing lesson of fearing others when they are different is a good lesson to be picked up by children.