What an exciting time spring is on Farmer Clem's fields. It's planting time! He's busy turning the warm, fresh soil, adding fertilizer and burying seeds, with the help of his dog George. Nearby, in a small, cozy house, The Mouse family are doing their spring planting, too. Mama and Papa Mouse are getting ready for the warm weather by planting a beautiful garden. But the planting has to wait when Baby Mouse gets a cold. Before the doctor can come, Baby has disappeared. Afraid of the doctor, Baby is doing everything she can to avoid seeing him. She has enough surprises for her whole family (and for the reader) to the very end of the book.