Lyle is a baby toad who is just learning how to hop. She is not as fast and agile as her siblings, who are hopping from lily pad to lily pad with no trouble. Lyle climbs out of Old Thompson Pond and befriends a lizard name Zeb. Zeb takes her on an adventure through the grasslands around the pond's shores. She meets Snaps the Turtle, Drake the Duck, and Sam the Snake. During the adventure, she must climb over rocks and across mud puddles, and must keep up or get left behind. During the process of her adventures, she learns how to leap from rock to rock. When she finally returns to Old Thompson Pond, she surprises her siblings by leaping from lily pad to lily pad back to her home.