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Four unusual animals from a magical island visit this world, initially encounter danger, and gain the friendship of 8 year-old Sarah who is new in town and lonely.
Four two-foot high unusual animals sail from a magical island into this world. They include Edgar the Eagle Giraffe, a giraffe with the head of a bird; Benji the Bear Fish, a bear with the tail of a fish; Bertie the Bird Dog, a cocker spaniel with wings; and Ollie the Owley Cat, an owl with the face of a cat.
At first, they have some scary experiences, when a little boy with a puppy thinks they are monsters and they are chased by hungry cats. Then, they meet Sarah, who is new in town and lonely. They become friends with her, and they help her gain acceptance from other children who are curious about her strange animal friends. After that, they return to their island.
The story highlights the importance of friendship, tolerance, and the acceptance of differences.