Imagine a tiny little girl, no bigger than the size of a thumb! Now imagine how strange and scary the world must seem to her. Thumbelina is snatched from her home by a toad, who wished to marry her off to his son. But this is not the end of her misfortune; upon her adventures she meets beetles, a catfish, a butterfly, a mouse, a bird, and many others. Some of the animals are kind and friendly, while others are decidedly less so.
What will happen to poor tiny Thumbelina? Will she ever find her way home, how will she deal with various proposals of marriage, and what will she make of this enormous world and all of its many dangers? This classic tale shows us that with a big heart, anything is possible!