On the pages of the large-format book are nineteen individual poems, each with a captivating, full-color illustrations. Accompanying each poem is a vibrant, full-page illustration by Philo Barnhart, the world-famous animator known for his unforgettable images in Disney movies such as The Secret of NIMH, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and more timeless Disney films, toys and books.
Along with the Smart Dolphin are myriad delightful creatures, from The Peaceful Swan to The Brave Ant, The Compassionate Elephant, The Wise Owl, The Proud Eagle, The Patient Turtle and more, each with their own poetic story of good character, unique personality, and kindness. As Martin said, “Animals serve the divine in so many ways, but mainly by the giving of themselves. Children gain strength and support from this miraculous part of nature.”