Little Tadpole is going through some big changes in his early life. For one thing, he's sad when he learns he is losing his tail. Instead, he's growing four strange, long legs that he doesn't know what to do with. The older frogs tell him to be patient, but it's hard when everything's changing around you. Then one day he finds himself face-to-face with a water snake's big fangs, and he learns just how useful his new legs can be. In the process, he discovers a beautiful new world outside the water. This is a funny, endearing look at what it means to grow up.