I Am a Capybara by Michela Fabbri
A capybara is not a mouse or a beaver or a bear and has all sorts of surprising traits to discover. But while every capybara has teeny tiny ears and a gigantic nose, this endearing capybara happens to love poetry and the opera and even dressing up as a whale! He speaks candidly about his experiences and feelings, and he likes to find common ground with others, like his best friend, a little bird. Although he may appear to be a tough guy, he still likes cuddles and affection. Michela Fabbri's irresistibly charming illustrations and witty monologue reveal the wonders to be discovered by trying new things, learning about someone you don't know, and embracing community and family.