Two original pour quoi tales that seem artificial even though the lessons are an outgrowth of present-day culture. Enoch Emu wants to hang around the men's club and leave domestic drudgery and child rearing to his wife, but when she abandons him he learns the joys of fatherhood. Samantha Seagull experiments with various footwear in order to be special but only embarrasses herself into a permanent blush. A page of factual information that follows the stories tells about male birds who care for their young and birds that change color when they grow up. The watercolors are fairly realistic in portraying the animals, except for their clothing and humorous expressions on their faces.