When the eggs hatch, a pink girl emerges from one of the shells, along with her black raven siblings. Loving raven parents take their little Rosie just the way she is. In the beginning, Rosie tries to do everything her siblings do. She opens her mouth to receive worms from her parents, tries to caw until she is hoarse, and wildly flaps her arms in an attempt to fly. The neighbors offer encouragement -- "Rub it with birch leaves. That will make its feathers grow!" Rosie finally realizes she is different. Maybe she can't caw or fly, but a world of discovery is waiting for her.
Difference (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Individuality -- Fiction.
Ravens -- Fiction.
Tanaka, Shelley, translator.