This book is a great way to make children, or anyone for that matter, become aware of how teasing and bulling affects people and the snowball-effect that it often has.I love that not only does the story come back around to the snail, the original bully, but the snail then goes and apologizes to its victim which creates the snowball-effect again, but in a positive manner.I also love how the author makes it a point to explain in the end that all the animals were happy to be themselves even after realizing that they weren't "perfect."