A zebra imagines what life would be like if he were a shark, a lion, a tree or the wind. Each role has good and bad features. The zebra realises it's best to stay just as he is-a zebra. The story, in rhyme and with beautiful illustrations, inspires young children who are uncomfortable in their skin. The lesson is that each living thing fits its role well and it's best to stay with what fits, like the happy zebra.