Am I Beautiful?Book - 1992
Overhearing other animal and human mothers call their children beautiful, Young Hippo tries to find out if he is beautiful as well
Young Hippo is out for a walk. He passes various families and asks the same question of each. "Am I beautiful/" he inquires hopefully. But the answers a lion, a heron, and a lady give him are not what he wants to here. And then he comes home to his very own mother...
Young Hippo searches for approval from his friends in the forest and finally gets the reassurance he needs from his mother.