When he cannot go to California to visit his niece Tameka, Uncle Ray builds a wooden man named Oliver and sends him across the country to her. How does a wooden man make it all the way across the country? With a lot of help from lots of friendly people! Folks of all sorts guide Oliver along the way and report back in letters and postcards to his friend Uncle Ray. After all, there's a lot of road — and adventure — between South Carolina and California. Oliver's been spotted truckin' in Texas, riding in a Utah parade, and scaring off bears in the California redwoods. Where will he show up next? Read the letters. Follow the map. And buckle up for a memorable road trip. Full color.