Argus - Michelle Knudsen, Andréa Wesson
Argus offers a nice take on the 'different is cool' theme that is becoming so common in picture books. Sally is given an egg that looks different from all of her classmates' for a class project. The teacher brushes off her worries even when it becomes increasingly clear that Sally's egg is REALLY different from all the others. This book isn't afraid to acknowledge that being different is often lonely and arduous. But it's also a fun and lighthearted book and not at all weighed down by the message.