Ricki is looking forward to Divali, the Hindu Festival of Lights. He’s also waiting for two special rosebuds to bloom. The buds are on the bush that his grandfather had planted in the front yard. His grandfather promises that the roses will be the color of Divali. One morning, on his way to school, Ricki bends one of the rosebuds to get a closer look and accidentally snaps it off. When his grandfather believes the new neighbors have stolen his rosebud, Ricki must summon the courage to confess what he has done.
Grandfather explains that the Golden Rule is a simple statement on how to live that can be practiced by people of all ages and faiths in different parts of the world, then helps his grandson figure out how to apply the rule to his own life.
A young boy lives in a tiny fishing village in Iceland where he learns the tradition of fishing from his two grandfathers who each have a different method for catching a different kind of fish.
On a camping trip in an Australian rain forest with his father, a young boy thinks about the history of the plant and animal life around him and wonders about their future.
An elderly man shares his life story with his grandson, complete with long, dangerous walks to school, war, love and marriage, and a very special protector.
After being separated from her grandfather in the forest, a young African girl sees elephant poaching firsthand when she rescues a baby elephant whose mother has been killed by hunters.