Daisy Dawson dawdles, to the chagrin of her teacher. Last week she was late three times. Not bad, thinks Daisy. That means she was actually on time twice. One morning on the way to school, she stops to save a butterfly from a spider's web. In thanks, the butterfly gives her the gift of communicating with animals. Now she can talk with animals on a nearby farm, negotiate with the classroom gerbils to return to their cage, and help a lost ant find his home. When Boom, a bloodhound, is impounded, Daisy teams up with a squirrel on a daring rescue attempt.