Albert le Blanc's friend‚ Sally the toy hippo‚ has been bought by a little girl. Every day‚ they walk past the shop and Sally gives Albert a wink‚ as he sits in the window. Albert waves back and wonders if he will ever be chosen as a child's best friend.
The‚ one day - disaster - Sally tumbles out of the girl's rucksack and is snatched away by a stranger before anyone can stop them. Stuck inside the toy shop‚ not daring to move‚ it seems there is nothing Albert can do to help his friend...
Will there be a happy ending for Sally? And‚ will there ever be a happy new home for Albert?