While this story has the repetition helpful to new and slow readers, it is never monotonous. (It has the fun of Chicken Little's kind of repetition). Little Raccoon has to cross the pool on a moonlit night and his reflection, seen for the first time, is almost too much for him. He has to run back past all his friends and ask his mother for advice before he can make it across. She advises him to smile at the thing and on his second try he makes it. Mother Raccoon breaks up as she breaks down and finally tells him what it was he saw. Young readers will be tickled, too.