The Ugly Dumpling is the odd one out; doesn't care.
The Ugly Dumpling gets some props in this vegan cookbook roundup. Sure, it's not a cookbook, but this little dumpling is used to being mischaracterised. And, besides, no animal products are consumed in the narrative of this book.
"This is not a cookbook, but a children’s book that updates the familiar story of the Ugly Duckling and places it in a Chinese restaurant. The story of self-acceptance (and the acceptance of others who are different) is powerful, and this version and its illustrations are cute and engaging."