As Squirt goes for a walk in his neighborhood, we meet his friends. They are a very diverse group as they come in all sizes, shapes, and colors as well as from different countries. When Squirt encounters a new dog he doesn't know, he is afraid. But as soon as they get to know each other in a special way, they become friends.
On a deeper level, this book helps parents teach preschoolers about the value of living in a diverse community. Children recognize that differences bring a richness to our communities that we otherwise would not experience. This book opens a sorely needed dialogue with children about valuing differences in people and the benefit of appreciating differences.