Mia, the baby elephant, portrays the thousands of children burned annually in the USA alone. In a flash, not only does her mother die, but her body is badly burned and permanently disfigured. Her entire life is changed forever. Together with her loving family, Mia offers a message of hope. She is the uncelebrated, unknown heroine that children frequently become when forced to adjust during times of loss. She is the example for unaware adults of the wisdom and intuition that grieving children usually possess.I'm Ugly is a valuable tool within all the recuperative settings for traumatized children. Clinical or nonclinical, Mia is the perfect read-aloud too.