In the children's book A Different Kind of Safari, the boy named Ray tells the very
DIFFERENT pink colored hippo Rosie, 'Your story sounds familiar Rosie, a lot like
mine except I am more sad than happy.'
Ray happens to be author Helen C. Hipp's son who has autism and contributed to the
creation of this children's book. Ray tells me now as a young man that
being bullied in his youth helped set the stage for a book that
celebrates differences. Listening to Ray one gets the
meaning of empowerment, understanding and respect.