Opening scene where Thumbelina twirls in the inside her flower
(she spins as book opens)
"Croak, croak, croak,"
was all the toad could say.
Thumbelina is captured by the mother toad while sleeping in her walnut.
She escapes with the help of a butterfly.
A may bug captures her from the butterfly while making fun of her legs and abandons her in the field.
(maybug wings spin as book opens.)
The heart beats from a swallow whom Thumbelina saves.
He flies her away from the field to an enchanted garden.
(swallow wings expands as spread opens).
"Tweet, tweet," sings the Swallow.
Thumbelina meets her Prince and is given wings as she becomes a Princess
surrounded by an exotic heart-shaped fairy ring.
(center flower opens with hidden fairies in her ring).