Love love love this book. The giraffe is self conscience about his neck and how different he is from the other animals. Then he meets a turtle. The turtle teaches him to see the positive about the thing that makes him so different. My kids and I studied habitats. Each kid had also chosen a specific animal they were researching. We did a fun activity after reading this book where they had to decide what their animal's problem was, like what quality does it have that makes it different (and maybe self conscience) from other animals. Then they had to tell why that quality was a good thing. They loved it!