Borka, like the ugly duckling, was laughed into an inferiority complex. Unlike the odd duck, however, Borka does not undergo a transformation; she is as bald as a goose as she was when a gosling. As they say in the fashion magazines, she learns to emphasize and thus transform her weakest feature. Only after taking brief sea voyage by mistake, does she find happiness --in the Kew Gardens of London where there are many strange birds. Now she can wear her grey jersey (hand-knit feathers) with confidence. The freely stylized illustrations in bold lines and appropriate, vivid colors are many and strong.