Little Otter is initially fearful of swimming alone, but with the guidance and encouragement of her friends along the riverside, she begins to gain confidence. As she embarks on her solo journey, she surprises herself with the distance she covers. Along the way, she learns from the experiences of the duckling, kingfisher, and toad, discovering that every creature has their own starting point when it comes to swimming, flying, or hopping.
This heartwarming tale emphasises resilience and the importance of accepting support. Though initially scared, Little Otter persists in her efforts and ultimately succeeds, forming meaningful friendships throughout her adventure.