From back cover:
"Serendipity books have warmed the hearts of young and old for over a decade, becoming classics in children's literature. Each beloved tale teaches youngsters how to deal with the challenges of their world, providing them with positive solutions to difficult problems."
Jalopy is a book about a little burro who finds herself in a "foreign" land and cannot understand the language! She struggle to learn the new language and finally is able to communicate. From cover, "Language can sometimes be used as a barrier."