Children will be enthralled as they go with Shortie on a journey to find his true purpose in life.
The common thread that binds everyone is the desire to find their purpose for being here. Although that seems a deep soul searching subject for a children's book, that nagging longing to make sense of why you are here and what your purpose is starts at a very early age. Children look around at others and realize everyone has different talent and abilities.
Some of their friends are smarter, some may run faster or have artistic abilities. Even at a very early age, children start to compare and judge themselves to others. We are each given a unique set of gifts and talents and they must have been allocated to us with a specific purpose in mind. The secret to living a happy and fulfilled life is to discover what that purpose is.
Shortie the Shetland pony is faced with the same problem. He wants to fit in and feel and useful. He thinks the answer is to find a job. However, after receiving one rejection after another, he feels sad and dejected. He wonders what his purpose for being here really is. Don’t worry, the story has a happy ending - Shortie does discover his true purpose.