Ruby the mouse portrays the freshness of a child's point of view when she is given a round, pink, plastic potty. It is unclear if she really doesn't know what it's for or if she's conveniently ignoring its purpose, but she loves it and finds all kinds of practical uses for it. "She hides it-She slides it-She puts it on her head. And when it's nearly nighttime, she makes it Rabbit's bed." At any rate, in her own time, she discovers the real use of the potty; her parents encourage and support but never pressure her. In the end, they all cheer together.
Soft, nursery-hued pastels portray the loving field mouse family.