Agate by Joy Morgan Dey and Nikki Johnson
"What Good is a Moose?" Agate, the brown moose, constantly asks himself. All of his friends are precious gems--there is Amethyst the Elephant, Emerald the Lion, and many more. Compared to his friends, Agate feels boring and useless. Then, his friends remind him, he is a gem just like the rest!
This is a very bright and colorful tale. Nikki Johnson has beautiful watercolor illustrations of each animal. The message of this book is great--each and every person is a jewel, no matter how he or she feels compared to others!