Walter is a children’s book about a frog with an umbrella. The umbrella is rainbow colored to represent inclusion, acceptance, unity, and diversity. More specifically, the umbrella is a metaphor for Walter’s outlook on life, which is the focus of the book. Walter, older and more seasoned than all his other pond dwelling neighbors, sees life a bit differently than others. Walter’s message is one of community, teamwork, understanding, patience, inclusion, and coming together for the common good in times of crisis. Having learned this lesson after a harrowing experience involving a natural disaster, the pond community sees the light and in turn realizes the importance, truth, and value in Walter’s message.