Have you ever been “taken for a ride?” A very articulate bird named Clever, adopts a family and accepts a ride back to his home that he says is across the river. However, he never happens to mentions which river or just how far away his home is. After weeks of travel the small family, Mom, two kids and their dog, Jelly, reach Clever’s destination. With long sad faces they say good bye to their traveling companion and head back to their own home. When they come up the driveway a huge surprise is waiting for them.