It's Kate's first time visiting her grandparents on her own at their lakeside home — a big step into independence for a girl with Down Syndrome! She's nervous but excited at the adventure ahead. She helps her grandfather with his grocery deliveries by boat, where she meets all the neighbors, including a very grumpy old man named Walter. And she makes best friends with her grandparents' dog, Parbuckle. Her grandmother even teaches her to pilot the boat all by herself.
Then her grandfather takes ill suddenly. Now, it's up to Kate — but can she really make all those deliveries, even to grumpy old Walter? She has to try! Based on the author's sister, Kate is a lovable, brave, smart and feisty character who will capture your heart in this empowering and necessary picture book about a young girl with Down syndrome who gains confidence and independence through a visit to her grandparents.