Max is a happy little dog who just wants to play. When his loving family becomes too busy, Max runs away. Other people and the farm animals he meets are quite sure that they do not want to play with this funny looking dog whose bark is too loud and whiny. But Max persists until he finds one animal who gives him a chance. The other animals discover that they all have shortcomings and become the best of friends. This book teaches children the value of persistence, acceptance of their own shortcomings and those of others.