The book is a story about a young butterfly called Becky who just went through the process of metamorphosis changing from being a Caterpillar to a butterfly.She was stubborn .Her mum Becky instructed her never to go out to the fields to play alone because of the other animals that could eat her up.There were birds ,monkeys,rats waiting to eat up the young butterfly who was still learning how to fly.But she refused to listen to her mum's instructions. The young butterfly went out to have fun all alone in the fields.She was eaten up by a waiting bird. She cried inside the bird's gut and the entire animals begged the bird to vomit her out.Finally Tom the wise tortoise came around with an idea.He brought some seeds and begged the bird to have the seeds and let the young butterfly go.The bird finally agreed and blew his nostrils.
Not even a threat from the fearful wolf could move Mo the horrible long beaked bird, to bring Becky out from his gut.
Then out came Tom the wise old Tortoise carrying a basketful of seeds. “Hellooooo handsome”, he called the horrible long beaked bird. “These seeds are for you”. “Please bring Becky out from your gut”.