HELGA THE HIPPOPOTAMOUSE
by Elaine Fantle Shimberg; illustrated by Sandy Seeley Walling
2007 Abernathy House Publishing
Helga is part hippo and part mouse and because she looks different, she sometimes is teased. But she soon makes friends who accept her and love her just as she is.
A good book for youngsters to learn that we're all different in some way — and that's okay.