What do you need to feel happy about being different? Based loosely on real life experiences, this heartwarming and powerful book illustrates how self-awareness, and courage help a young boy named Raymond learn the difference between seeing things as they appear to be and seeing things as they are.
While on Safari in Africa during 2001, Helen Hipp and her young family witnessed something few get to see – a pink hippo. Separated from the pod and barely tolerated due to her differences, Hipp's son Ray felt an instant affinity to the hippo he'd now named "Rosie."
Inspired by the effect Rosie's place within the pod had on Ray, who has special needs and has experienced his own challenges with acceptance, Ray finds himself soon carried into a world beyond labels and challenging assumptions. You will never guess what happens next!