"Ducks don't have the patience to hatch their own eggs," says Henrietta Hen. "Flibberty-gibbets, the lot of them!" In this light-hearted musical adaptation of Beatrix Potter's classic tale, Jemima Puddle-Duck determines to prove the conceited Henrietta wrong. In the woods she encounters a fine, polite gentleman with a splendid bushy tail and pointed ears who offers his summer house as a nesting place. Dreaming of omelets and roasted duck, the "gentleman" fox sings that his dreams are about to come true. Will Jemima survive to raise a brood of "precious little loves"?