Zip Jingle has lived most of his life in the forest with his family. So his recent move with his mum and little brother to Yet To Be Named Street in New Town, where even the trees and grass are plastic, is a shock. The magic has gone out of their lives and none of them know how to get it back. Until one day, Zip and his baby brother Newt bring home a shopping trolley from the supermarket and Apollo, as Newt names the trolley, starts to communicate with them.
Through Apollo, Zip and his family learn to see the magic in life again and come to terms with the loss that has affected them all.