These original stories are lighthearted, with a gentle touch of compassion and helpfulness. Walter the Whale and his family lend helping flippers to a stranded cruise ship. Hip Hop the Hippo overcomes the disability of one short leg. “Treats for Pepper” takes the little pet dog on his first solo exploration of the town, ending with a treat from the local butcher. Mark the Manatee finds a way to teach safety to the other manatees. Croaky the Frog makes a new friend called Jumpy, and together they share the lily pads. The friendly panther learns the important lesson of being yourself and not trying to imitate others to get attention. Rascal the Raccoon is rescued from churning waters by her brothers and sisters after they put themselves in danger. “Raindrops” is the story of a magical land called Rainbow that began to fade away until some billowy white clouds came together and saved Rainbow.