This book send a great message to children! Children with deformities or disabilities can learn about loving themselves even if they are different and other children can learn that just because someone looks different on the outside doesn't mean they are not alike. Gloria has all the same dreams and aspirations as any child. She wants to go to school and read and to be loved and accepted!
Since Gloria is six years old I think this may have been better as a picture book instead of a chapter book but parents can read this story to their children before bedtime nonetheless.