One day, Little Squirrel looks up in the sky and sees a lonely cloud floating high above. He decides he must go and catch the cloud so that he can say hello. But no matter how far and how fast he runs, Little Squirrel never seems to get any closer to the lonely cloud.
As he goes up the hill and down into the valley, he meets with many others. Water in the clear, cool stream helps him when he is thirsty. Mighty Mountain and the Great Wind quarrel with one another, but with Little Squirrel’s help, they learn that they are each important. And the broad oak offers him shelter for the night, since it knows that talents differ and that all of them need each other. But can Little Squirrel finally catch the lonely cloud?
Loosely based on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poem “A Fable,” this children’s story tells the tale of a squirrel who sets out to meet a lonely cloud in the sky and comes across many others along the way.