Tom Thumb is aptly named. He's the son of a poor woodcutter and his wife, but Tom is no bigger than your thumb. Well, all goes well for the little fellow until two strangers buy Tom from his father and steel him away. From a mouse hole to an old snail shell, Tom finds himself in the middle of a robbery, swallowed by a cow and in a wolf's belly. Thanks to Tom's whit and quick thinking, however, the last page finds Tom safe and sound back at his parent's little home.