The Monkey and the Wild, Wild Wind


A lion, a bird, a crocodile, a giraffe, a snake and an elephant come together in a dark cave. They seek safety from the wild, wild wind. They do not like each other because they all look so different. As long as the wild, wild wind is blowing, they have to stay together, whether they like it or not. The last one to come into the cave is the monkey. He is the only one who thinks: “Being different is wonderful.”

The book won the Jane Addams Children's Book Award for the idea of world peace and social equality.