Jesse’s daddy lives across the country, and Jesse misses him very much. One day he writes his father a letter. When there’s no timely response, an unhappy Jesse writes again. He exudes happiness when he finally receives a long, wonderful letter from his dad, who explains that he has been away. The next day, Daddy and Jesse talk on the phone and make plans for a summer visit. The emotions Jesse experiences are realistic, and any child who is separated from a parent will easily relate.