When Little Monkey decides to venture out into the jungle alone, beyond the gaze of his watchful Mama, he discovers that other animals are not as friendly and warm as his own family and that independence is not altogether a good thing.
Suggesting to a confused Elephant that they spend their unscheduled day gadding about, Monkey explains that they will walk and look around while making brief stops whenever they encounter something interesting or run into other friends.
"Monkey and Elephant are very good friends who have a lot in common. They both like morning time. They both like shiny rocks. And they both like to hear their own voices: "TAH. TAH. TAH." But Monkey is Monkey and Elephant is Elephant. They are not exactly the same. So when Elephant starts to sneeze--achoo!--Monkey has her own ideas of what will make him feel better. And when Monkey gets the sniffles, Elephant has his own ideas of what will make her...
When Monkey's cousin MeeMee tells Monkey and Elephant she needs someone to watch her three babies for an afternoon, the two friends volunteer. But Monkey and Elephant don't quite know what to expect. Will babysitting be hard? Will they need some rules? Will they be any good at it?