This was one of the most simplistic books I could find in the library, but it was surprisingly full of substance. One thing I liked about it was that it had such a deep message for such a short book. It did a spectacular job of teaching acceptance and diversity in a way that very young children could understand. The big idea of the book was that even though everyone is different, we are all human. The book told of several babies who were all born on the same day, but all in different countries and circumstances. The book described these circumstances, and then went on to say that despite this, all the babies had ten fingers and ten toes: "There was one little baby who was born on the ice, and another in a tent, who was just as nice. And both of these babies, as everyone knows, had 10 little fingers and 10 little toes." The simplistic illustrations did a great job of highlighting the important points of the story, as well. For example, one of the pages highlighted a baby "wrapped in an eiderdown." The illustration on that page consisted of only a baby wrapped in a blanket. This way, children are able to figure out what the word means by looking at the picture. Overall, the book did a great job of weaving an important message into a fun, enjoyable story.