The message of the book is positive as a buna party extends kindness, friendship and inclusiveness to all. I like how the family turns a sad, hurtful situation into a happy, heartwarming one.  The illustrations are lovely and enrich the storyline greatly.  They are, vibrant and colourful and express the emotions that Almaz is feeling.  Lastly, the book points out that kids can be proud of their heritage and uniquenss in a world that is so diverse.  I like the book a lot and highly recommend it.