Take the title fable- Deer, Mouse and Rabbit all want to do something, go to the movies, shopping, play frisbee. But at every suggestion Squid just complains. Finally she walks off alone and the moral of the story is "Squids will be Squids". I don't love the illustrations (I think they're kind of grotesque) but I do get a big kick out of the writing and the overall style of the book with different fonts and pictures.
I have one husband, three children, two cats and a house full of too many books to count. I love to read, ride my bike, bake, develop my own photographs, and I've been known to neglect all housework to play with my kids.