In this new adventure, the now legendary Ping has become the teacher. His travels take him to a pond-centered village ruled by Toad the Elder, locked into its provincial view of the villagers, except for two frogs, Daikon and Hodo. They convince Ping to take them on a journey that will change their lives forever.
This delightful story captures the fears and doubts faced by all who choose to leave the familiar to make their way in an unknown world, and teaches them to find their true path. As Ping says, "Years can wrinkle a frog's skin, but to live without purpose, well, that wrinkles the soul."