Beatrice is carrying a beautiful bunch of bananas on her head to take to her granddad. She sets off on the jungle path but unfortunately a giraffe accidentally flicks his tail and brushes the bananas into a stream. To make amends, the giraffe picks some flowers for Beatrice to take to her granddad instead. What follows is a series of events in which Beatrice loses each successive gift, owing to the inadvertent actions of various jungle animals, and is given something as a replacement gift each time. So the flowers are replaced by honeycomb, which is replaced by mangoes, which are replaced by a lion's whisker, which is replaced by a parrot's feather. As Beatrice passes an elephant, she accidentally tickles his trunk with the feather. He sneezes and blows the feather clean away. So the elephant reaches up into the trees with his trunk to procure a replacement gift for Beatrice to take to her granddad ...a beautiful bunch of bananas! This time granddad's house is just a few steps away and Beatrice manages to deliver the bananas safely.