Calypso begins as a rollicking rhyme about a puppy who is quite the gourmand when it comes to "people food." The poem describes her discoveries and adventures as it follows her on a walk with her young owner. Following the story is a section of questions and answers designed to measure reading comprehension, as well as discussion of the different food groups and healthy eating. A section of pictures to color is also included. The final picture, "Calypso and me," gives the child the opportunity to personalize the picture by selecting the skin color and adding hairstyle, if they wish, to the child in the picture.