The snail man is a globetrotter who goes from one place to another carrying with him everything he owns and everything he finds along the way. He travels for the pleasure of traveling in a world where the different peoples barely communicate with each other. Without realizing it, he gives objects from other places to the children from each city and thanks to this, he helps them to resolve problems and make their lives easier.
The story is inspired in Principle 10 of the Rights of the Child, according to which children must be protected from practices that may foster any kind of discrimination. The principle also highlights that children should be educated in respect and tolerance.