Just So Stories: How the Rhinoceros Got His Skin, by Rudyard Kipling
Five out of five stars
This origin story for children reads like a folk tale of people native to the region where the rhinoceros lives. Given his travels and innate curiosity and intelligence, it is possible that this story is an adaptation of one Kipling was exposed to while in Africa.
The illustrations are sometimes in full color and in all cases are very detailed. The story is written at the level of the child in the middle of elementary school. It is easy to understand and amusing as a trick is played on the bad-mannered rhinoceros. There are also a few potential giggles if read with the proper voice inflection.