A small African animal, a Hyrax, leaves the comfort of his home to experience a bigger life in East Africa. In each chapter, Runty meets a different animal - an elephant, gazelle, leopard, zebra, python, shark, and some storks. In doing so, he conquers his fear with his heartfelt love that heals each animal as he moves on to his next adventure. There is a complete glossary of all the animals in the book. This fictional tale is enhanced by Hawaiian artist, Dana Queen's original art.