Agate: What Good is a Moose? Agate is a moose with low self-esteem. He feels inadequate and plain, like an ugly brown rock, especially when he compares himself to his beautiful friends who are named after birthstone gems. This, witty, inspiring book is spectacularly illustrated and carries a message about self-image that appeals to young and old: children, parents, grandparents, teachers, moose lovers, rockhounds, art book and children's book collectors of all ages. It also includes illustrated information pages on agates and birthstones and is written to be read aloud. Hardcover with jacket, 9"x10", 48 pages, original watercolor illustrations.