A young Green Tree Python learns he cannot keep his youthful colors as he matures but, in surprisingly joyous ways, he does keep his zest for life.
As a youthful snake, Verdi resists growing out of his bright yellow skin, with its lovely brown zig zags. He loves his agility too, and resolves to never adopt the slothful life of older snakes. His fascinating 'forest gymnastics for snakes' are too good to miss. Verdi expertly shows us that "accepting what we cannot change, and changing what we can" is essential to the pursuit of personal happiness.
Erasing details of her appearance with white dust, a young hyena uses her ghostly look to avenge the insults other animals directed at her.
A young hyena tries to change her appearance. She was told her ears are too big, her mane too straggly and her stripes too fuzzy. Matted white dust makes her appear ghostly, and she uses this to frighten her critics into righting the wrong of their insulting habits. Thus, instead of reason, Cannon's excellent art is undermined by a story that uses the Argument from Intimidation as a means to resolve wrong doing.