When Mrs. O'Connor's kindergarten class goes on a field trip to the farm, the class learns all about how cows are milked, what types of food the animals eat and other things about farms. Betsy, though, is embroiled in the mystery of the missing chicks. Every time she goes back to see the cute little baby chicks that just hatched, another one disappears. Then later, the whole class visits a nursery and begins to grow their own plants. Betsy's plant, however, is the only one that won't grow. Betsy learns all sorts of different ways to help plants grow, and eventually, Betsy's plant blooms into something truly unique after all. She learns to not doubt herself and that things that may not look so special, may grow into something very beautiful.