Howie, a little wolf cub, wants to play! But his chosen playmates, the animals who live on the farm, don't share his enthusiasm: they find him quite scary - Piglets, rabbits, chicks, all run away when he attempts to befriend them. Howie is puzzled, what is wrong with him? Maybe his big ears? Or perhaps his breath? When the disappointed Howie yawns, involuntarily showing his big teeth, one of the little chicks is so startled that he falls into the stream! Howie jumps to the rescue and, risking life and limb in the increasingly fast-flowing river, he saves the little chick. In doing so, he wins the acceptance and friendship of all the farm animals.