Artoo is a very shy bear. That’s why he only comes downstairs to look at paintings at night, when no one else is in the museum.
Artoo knows a secret: he knows that children, even very young ones, have a sixth sense for understanding the hidden meaning of things. Works of art, too.
He made a hole in the floor of his home and through it he listens to the voices of the kids who come to visit the museum during the day. What kids say is very precious. Artoo looks after their thoughts and ideas by storing their voices in his beloved jam jars.
One day, he got his friend Umberto, the museum director, to listen to the ideas he’d collected. Umberto didn’t know about the power of kids! It was Artoo who told him how good they are at explaining difficult things!
Their thoughts are so valuable that Artoo found a way to share them and spread them far and wide.