A Cranky bobcat gains a friend. A reluctant Jack O'lantern and an aging tugboat receive longed for appreciation. A little girl learns about humility, and a bully learns about respect. An unlikely pair of friends have some glaring differences to overcome to coexist. The 26 stories in this book are entertaining for children of all ages. These stories are about making friends, and being a friend. Hard work, self-respect, cooperation, and having fun are repeated themes in this book. The world (human or not) often has it's happy times; like a picnic under an umbrella tree. Nature also at times show's its unfriendly side, but with good friends and family, there is no problem that can't be solved.