Nick and Sally are playing "Pin the Tail on the Donkey",
when they wish they had tails of their own! Well, it just so happens
that the Cat knows a lot about tails! He brings them to the Jungle
of Wagga-Tag-Tail where they meet a number of animals with very different
tails. With the help of an ingenious machine, Nick and Sally get to
test out all of these tails for themselves and they learn that different
tails can do different things!
Some animals - like the white capuchin monkey, quetzal, and rattlesnake
- use their tails in different ways, including grabbing things, showing
off to attract others, and sending a signal to other animals.
Sally and Nick are playing the drums on overturned buckets when Nick
breaks his drumstick! Luckily, the Cat knows someone who is a stick
expert, his friend Betty Beaver! She finds Nick the perfect drumstick,
but when her dam springs a leak, Nick, Sally and the Cat help her
fix it, using Nick's new stick. He doesn't have a stick anymore, but
Nick learns an even better way to drum: using a home-made beaver tail!
North American Beavers use sticks and mud to build a dam that stops
the flow of water to create a large, safe pond to swim in.