These original stories are light-hearted; 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 an important lesson of being yourself; and t trying to imitate others to get attention. Rascal the Raccoon is rescued from churning waters by her brothers and sisters after putting 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.