Tofu and his cousin are invited to visit their uncle who is a fisherman in the Pacific Northwest. When their uncle gives the boys a little skiff to fix up, they learn about teamwork, friendship, the sea, and a special song their Uncle Hiroshi teaches them. He tells the boys the sailors sing this song to bring them back safely to the docks. On the night before their maiden voyage on the little skiff, they decide to sleep onboard so they can set sail early the next morning. However, during the night, the little skiff slips free from its mooring and, with the boys onboard drifts, out to sea. When the boys wakeup, they soon realize they are no longer at their uncle’s dock. Fortunately, they remembered the song and discover the song names places along the way that they need to sail towards in order to find their way back to their Uncle’s docks. Singing the song and sailing in the direction of the places, they return safely to their uncle’s dock and cabin.
There is a song that can be sung while reading the book. The song is at the bottom of each page in the book and online at Raisykinder Publishing.